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Cyclone Shaheen will intensify in the next 12 hours, warning of heavy rain in Saurashtra and Konkan

New Delhi: After Cyclone ‘Gulaab’ hits the Bay of Bengal and affects the East Coast, Cyclone Shaheen is very likely to form over the northeast Arabian Sea on Thursday night or early Friday morning, and in a rare situation, Konkan would receive heavy to very heavy rainfall. Chances are. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the region and Saurashtra of Gujarat.

The name ‘Shaheen’ is given by Qatar, which is a part of the member states for the naming of a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean.

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The low pressure area formed due to cyclonic storm Gulab is now over Gujarat coast, northeast Arabian Sea and will intensify into a depression by Thursday. News agency ANI quoted senior IMD scientist RK Jenamani as saying that from October 1, it will become a new cyclone named ‘Shaheen’.

What are the affected areas?

A low pressure area is formed over Saurashtra region of Gujarat and will likely move west-northwestwards, emerge over northeast Arabian Sea and intensify into a depression before moving further west-northwestwards. And will intensify into a cyclonic storm Shaheen. In the next 24 hours, the Meteorological Department predicted in its bulletin issued on Thursday.

Thereafter, it is very likely to continue moving west-northwestwards, close to the Pakistan-Mcran coasts, away from the Indian coast. A Low Pressure Area is also persisting over Jharkhand and adjoining West Bengal. The IMD said that the East-West Trough is running from a cyclonic circulation associated with the Low Pressure Area over Saurashtra.

Under the influence of these systems, very heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely at isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch and very likely to occur at isolated places over Gujarat region, North Konkan, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand.

According to the Meteorological Department, there is a possibility of heavy rain at isolated places in Bihar till October 3.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into north and adjoining central Arabian Sea and off Gujarat and north Maharashtra coasts till October 2.


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