The India Meteorological Department has predicted that the first cyclonic storm of the year named Tauktae could be taking shape, as a low-pressure area is very likely to form over the southeast Arabian Sea around May 14 morning.
It is then likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Arabian Sea around May 16, and continue to move north-northwestwards, IMD said.
Cyclone likely to form over Arabian Sea in next few days
The low-pressure area is very likely to move north-northwestwards across the southeast Arabian Sea and adjoining the Lakshadweep area and intensify gradually.
Cyclone Tauktae if reaches the Indian coast, will be India’s first cyclonic storm of this year 2021. The name ‘Tauktae’ has been given by Myanmar meaning gecko.
As per the forecast of the India Meteorological Department, areas like Lakshadweep, the coast of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, and Maharashtra are likely to be impacted.
The IMD has issued a warning of rainfall over Lakshadweep, Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu starting Thursday and lasting till May 16.