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Cyclonic activity in Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal to bring heavy rain in 4 states, UTs: IMD

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Despite conditions favouring the retreat of monsoon from Northwestern parts of India, the IMD is predicting heavy downpour and thunderstorms in 4 states and UTs due to two separate cyclonic circulations in the north Andaman Sea and the east-central Arabian Sea.

The IMD has forecasted heavy rains with thunderstorm activity in Maharashtra, Kerala, Mahe in Puducherry and Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

At least 6 districts in Kerala are on orange alert while four are on yellow advisory till October 13. The reason for the alerts is possible heavy rainfall due to 2 low depressions forming in the Bay of Bengal. Isolated very heavy rainfall is expected over Kerala and Puducherry’s Mahe from October 12 to October 14.

As per the latest IMD bulletin, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, parts of Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal, and most parts of Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Jharkhand will see further withdrawal of southwest monsoon over the next two days with favourable conditions forecasted to persist.

Maharashtra and the southern peninsula are forecasted to see widespread light to moderate rainfall activity with isolated heavy showers up until October 13 and October 15, respectively.

The Andaman Sea cyclonic storm is likely to result in a new low-pressure formation in the area in the next 36 hours. IMD bulletin said, “It is likely to become more marked and move west northwestwards towards south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent four to five days.” The Arabian Sea cyclonic storm is expected to persist for 3-4 days.

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Courtesy – www.dnaindia.com

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