Year’s 2nd in Arabian Sea, extreme cyclone Gati headed to Somalia
Written by Anjali Marar
| Pune |
Updated: November 22, 2020 6: 24: 50 pm
Cyclone Gati poses no hazard to India, as it is headed towards the Somalia coast.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday stated the advancement of this year’s 2nd cyclone in the Arabian Sea—- cyclone Gati.
In June this year, cyclone Nisarga had struck Alibaug near Raigad district in Maharashtra.
Named by India, cyclone Gati poses no danger to India, as it is headed towards the Somalia coast.
As per IMD observations at 11.30 am on Sunday, Gati had actually magnified into a serious cyclonic storm and was located about 290 km south-southeast of Socotra in Yemen and 180 km east-southeast of Ras Binnah, Somalia. After progressing further westwards in the upcoming hours, it will strengthen into a severe cyclone by Monday morning.
” It is likely to move west-southwestwards and magnify even more into a serious cyclonic storm. It is most likely to cross the Somalia coast throughout the early hours of November 23 as a serious cyclonic storm. Wind speed could, at landfall, variety from 120 to 130 km/hr gusting to 145 km/hr,” stated Met authorities.
Sea conditions throughout October to December are favorable for development of cyclones that strike Indian coasts. The Arabian Sea typically sees the formation of one cyclone in a year, which, typically, follows a westwards track towards the gulf area.
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IMD’s cyclone information between 2015 and 2020 shows that the frequency of cyclone advancement in the Arabian Sea is increasing.
In 2019, 4 cyclones—- Vayu, Hikka, Kyarr and Maha—- formed here, making it one of the most active cyclone years. In 2018, cyclones Luban, Mekanu and Sagar developed in this area.
In all, 12 cyclones were formed in the Arabian Sea in the previous six years, with cyclone Okhi (2017) triggering some devastation in India.
Meanwhile on the east coast, a simultaneous cyclone is brewing in the southern area of Bay of Bengal just off Tamil Nadu.
For over two days now, this has stayed as a low pressure system however is now set to magnify into an anxiety. Further, it would strengthen to form a cyclone more than likely by November 24.
As an outcome, the Met department has actually anticipated widespread rain over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, and Karaikal throughout November 23-26 Boosted rain is anticipated along coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema and Telangana till November 26.
The fishing community in the southeast has actually been cautioned versus venturing into the sea till November 25.
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