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Cyclone Maha: Heavy rain alert for Karnataka, strong winds and rough sea in store for next 24 hours

October 31, 2019 1:40 PM |

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The journey of Maha, right from being a Cyclonic Circulation to becoming a Cyclone has influenced the weather of most parts of South India including Karnataka. The interior parts of Karnataka have been receiving moderate showers lately, while light to moderate rainfall activities have been going on over Coastal Karnataka for the last many days now.

The tropical storm Maha is presently travelling across Lakshadweep Islands and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, centered at Latitude 11.5°N and Longitude 72.8°E about 40 km north-­northeast of Amini Divi (Lakshadweep), 350 km north­-northwest of Minicoy, 110 km north­-northeast of Kavaratti and 325 km west­-northwest of Kozhikode.

According to Skymet Weather, the outer periphery of Cyclone Maha is extending up to the Karnataka coast. As a result, rains will intensify over the coastal areas and moderate to heavy showers are likely during the next 24 hours.

These rainfall activities would be accompanied by strong winds of 40-50 km, gusting to 70 kmph along with rough to very rough sea conditions until November 1. Hence, Fishermen are strictly advised not to venture into the sea.

Meanwhile, Interior Karnataka will observe light to moderate rains for the next 24 to 36 hours. Thereafter, as the Cyclone would move further away, the weather activities would subside over the entire state. Later, by November 2, wind speed would taper down further. However, sea conditions are expected to remain rough for another 24 hours. Hence, due precautions must be taken.

During the Northeast Monsoon season, rains are mainly confined to the meteorological division of South Interior Karnataka. However, this season so far, the entire state has been lucky enough to observe good amounts of rainfall. So much so that, Coastal Karnataka is standing rain surplus at 183%, as on October 31.

North Interior Karnataka which usually remains rain deficient during this time, has also seen fair amount of rainfall and is standing rain surplus at 110%. Meanwhile, the surplus of South Interior Karnataka is at 82%, as per rainfall data available with Skymet from October 1 to 30. As our meteorologists have anticipated more rains for the state and thus, this surplus would only get better.

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