Cyclone ‘Gulab’ To Re-Intensify As Cyclone ‘Shaheen’ In Next 24-hr


New Delhi: The Coast Guard Headquarters at Porbandar, Okha and stations in Gujarat has been put on high alert and on standby as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) warned that Cyclone Gulab could re-intensify as Cyclone Shaheen in the next 24-hours.

However, it will not affect India’s coast.

Amid reports of cyclonic built up in the Arabian Sea, the Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday raised warnings for fishermen to return to harbour. Within a week another cyclone is brewing but it may not directly affect India’s coast.

“The remnant of the cyclonic storm Gulab lay as a well-marked low-pressure area over south Gujarat region and adjoining Gulf of Khambhat. It is very likely to move west northwestwards, emerge into the northeast Arabian sea and intensify into a depression by tomorrow,” IMD said in its latest cyclone bulletin on Wednesday.

This will be the second cyclone after Tauktae to develop in the basin of the Arabian Sea this year. The remnants of Cyclone Gulab moved across Telangana, Maharashtra and now lay over Gujarat.

According to IMD, Gulab’s trail lay as a well-marked low pressure over south Gujarat as on Wednesday morning.

The weather agency added that the depression is very likely to move further west-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. The IMD maintained that the Sea surface temperature in the Arabian sea is about 28-30 degrees celsius, which is ripe for cyclonic formation.

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