Cyclone Gulab could lead to another tropical storm in Arabia Sea, says IMD
- Cyclone Gulab had turned into a deep depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh.
- Depression was located 65 km south of Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh.
- The system would travel across Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat coast before re-emerging on September 30
Cyclone Gulab could give rise to a fresh cyclone in the Arabian Sea. It had turned into a deep depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening. It moved westwards with a speed of 6 kmph during last the last few hours.
On Monday morning, it rained heavily in parts of Andhra Pradesh.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that if the wind speed touches 68km to 87km/hr then the present system will be given a new name. If this happens, it will only be the third such occasion since 1996 when a cyclone after making landfall would further strengthen and re-emerge as a fresh system of the ‘cyclone’ category in the North Indian Ocean region.
In 2018, very-severe cyclone Gaja was formed in the Bay of Bengal. It had crossed the Tamil Nadu coast and later re-emerged in the Arabian Sea from central Kerala. Gaja stayed in the Bay of Bengal for nearly 10 days before making landfall. It had one of the longest cyclone tracks covering 3,418 km.
The deep depression in cyclone Gulab was located 65 km south of Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and 150 km east-northeast of Bhadrachalam in Telangana, on Monday Morning.
The IMD’s cyclone bulletin said, “This system will further weaken into a depression by Monday evening and move westwards near the northeast Arabian Sea, close to Gujarat coast.”
The system would travel across Telangana, Maharashtra, and reach close to the Gujarat coast before possibly re-emerging on September 30, and will bring heavy rainfall in its wake. The Meteorological department has issued ‘red’ and ‘orange’ alerts for meteorological subdivisions covering coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha, Marathwada, Madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa, and Gujarat till Tuesday.