Cyclone Maha strengthened into a ‘Very Severe Cyclonic Storm’ over the East-Central Arabian Sea and will keep on moving in the north heading during the following 12 hours, and from that point would expand its speed and start moving quickly in east/upper east direction.
Cyclone Maha To Make Landfall in Gujarat on 7th November
Cyclone Maha is relied upon to make landfall on the Gujarat coast between Devbhumi-Dwarka region and Union Territory of Diu in the early long hours of Thursday.
In the interim, schools and colleges in coastal Palghar district of Maharashtra will stay shut from November 6 to 8 in view on warning of heavy rain because of cyclone ‘Maha’.
Fishermen in Palghar and neighboring Thane regions have also been asked not to venture into the sea, authorities said.
The Navy on Tuesday said that its western order has prepared for humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) tasks along the Gujarat and north Maharashtra coast.
Four warships of the Western Naval Command have been stacked with HADR materials like food parcels, water, therapeutic supplies and other basic products.
Naval units of the Gujarat Naval Area are prepared with emergency response groups outfitted with submerged jumping gear and inflatable boats. Furthermore, naval aircraft and helicopters are likewise on reserve, it said.
Naval experts in Gujarat are in consistent contact with civil authorities to guarantee consistent coordination, it included. Maha is relied upon to make landfall with ends up to 35-40 knots.
In the wake of Maha’s development, Mumbai may witness isolated short spells of light rain during the following 48 hours. The day would be for the most part warm pursued by a pleasant and comfortable night. During this period, moderate winds would blow and ocean conditions would likewise be harsh.
As per the Met department, portions of the beachfront Konkan, central Maharashtra and Marathwada are probably going to get rains because of serious cyclonic storm Maha which is required to make landfall on the Gujarat coast on November 7.
Harsh to very rough sea conditions are probably going to influence East-Central Arabian Sea and heavy rain with thunder and lightning is required to influence south Gujarat and north Maharashtra areas.