The depression over southeast and adjoining central Arabian Sea moved northwestwards on Tuesday which is likely to develop further into a cyclonic storm and hit Gujarat.
Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 kmph, gusting to 75 kmph, are likely to commence along and off south Gujarat and Kerala coasts besides Lakshadweep from tomorrow afternoon, while it will hit Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra coasts during the next 48 hours, it said.Could Mumbai see a rare November cyclone? The odds for this are measurable.
Cyclone or no cyclone, the atmospheric setting is a rather tropical one with southerly wind flow dominating the Subcontinent. This will lead to a late-season outbreak of showers and thunderstorms as far north as the Himalaya. Admittedly, coverage of rain will be spotty, but there will be some abnormal downpours from the northern Deccan right north to the Foothills.
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