A pre-cyclone watch has been issued for south Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts as a low pressure area persists over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin on Sunday.
The system is very likely to concentrate into a depression over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea during next 24 hours and likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over eastcentral Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD said. Afterwards, it is very likely to move nearly northwards initially till June 2 morning and then recurve north-northeastwards and reach near north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts around June 3rd morning.
The Southwest monsoon, meanwhile, is expected to hit Kerala around June 1, the IMD had earlier said. In the north, overnight rain, accompanied by gusty winds, brought the mercury down in the national capital on Sunday. Certain districts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are likely to experience thunderstorms with wind speeds of 30-50 kmph with rain over the next few hours today. With another western disturbance is expected in northwest India in the first week of June, a heatwave is not likely to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8.