Depression Over Arabian Sea Likely To Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm: IMD  


New Delhi: A depression over the southeast Arabian Sea, south of Porbandar in Gujarat, is likely to move northwestward and intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, the depression was centered about 920 km west-southwest of Goa, 1,120 km south-southwest of Mumbai, and 1,160 km south of Porbandar this morning, June 6.

IMD has said that the formation of the low-pressure system over the southeast Arabian Sea and its intensification is expected to influence the advance of the monsoon towards the Kerala coast.

Scientists say a slightly delayed onset over Kerala does not mean that the monsoon will reach other parts of the country late. It also does not impact the total rainfall over the country during the season.

India is expected to get normal rainfall during the southwest monsoon season despite the evolving El Nino conditions, the IMD had earlier said.

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