Cyclone Maha has further weakened into a Low Pressure Area and is currently over the Northeast Arabian Sea off Konkan and Gujarat Coast. Due to this, rains have already been seen over parts of Gujarat as well as the Konkan region.
In the last 24 hours from 8:30 am on Thursday, Diu recorded a whopping 65 mm of rains, Thane 40 mm, Mumbai 33 mm, Dahanu 15 mm, Valsad 6 mm, Surat 6 mm and Bhavnagar 3 mm.
Today, its effect will be seen over southern and coastal parts of Gujarat along with Konkan region including Thane, Mumbai, Dahanu, Alibag, Surat, Vapi.
Tomorrow onward, the system is expected to weaken further, and its circulation will retrack and gradually come over Central Arabian in the next two to three days. Thus, its effect will be limited. However, as easterlies will continue to blow along the coast.
Thus, the proximity of this system and retracking of it into the central parts of Arabian Sea will keep the wind flow as easterlies. Therefore, very light rains may be seen over Gujarat and Konkan.
As the system moves into the sea, it will get better marked. The system will in the next four to five days, gradually shift to the northwestern parts of Arabian Sea. Thus, during that time, Karachi, coastal parts of Pakistan may see rains. In fact, even Gujarat may come under the radar and some rains may occur.
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