New Delhi : Due to cyclonic activity, strong winds over 40-60 kmph are likely to prevail over the coast off Gujarat in the next 24 hours. A deep depression has formed over the northeast and connecting east-central Arabian sea with a speed of 17 kmph, intensifying into cyclonic storm ‘Hikka’ today.
The cyclonic storm is very likely to reach Oman Coast by September 25. The fishermen along the northeast, east-central Arabian sea and off Gujarat coast are advised not to venture there over the next 36 hours.
As per Indian Meteorological Board, heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is likely to occur over parts of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Meanwhile, heavy rainfall is also likely to occur in places like Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar islands, Tamil Nadu, etc.
According to an expert, the country is undergoing through a strong irregular oscillation of sea-surface temperatures, in turn driving the intensity of showers across various places, including Mumbai and Delhi.