Weather forecast Today, Cyclone Maha HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclone ‘Maha’ spared Gujarat as it fizzled out into the Arabian sea, without making a landfall in the state, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Thursday. The cyclone, which was expected to skirt Saurashtra coast, saw rapid weakening earlier. The weather system would bring light to moderate rain in most parts of Gujarat during the next two days, it added. Meanwhile, another cyclone – ‘Bulbul’ over the Bay of Bengal is set to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm soon and trigger heavy rain in Odisha. The state government on Thursday issued a revised advisory asking the districts to brace up for possible flood-like situation and waterlogging.
In another development, with the onset of winter, parts of North India including, Gulmarg in Kashmir and Solang valley and Siramur district in Himachal Pradesh received first snowfall of the season on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. Officials said traffic on the Jammu-Srinagar national highway was going on smoothly despite rains.