The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday predicted that another cyclone ‘Shaheen’ could form over the Bay of Bengal after the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ has weakened into a depression. Giving further details, the IMD said that the cyclone Gulab which originated in the Bay of Bengal may be re-born as cyclone ‘Shaheen’ in 2-3 days. It must be noted that the name ‘Shaheen’ has been given by Qatar which is a part of the member countries for the naming of a tropical cyclone in the Indian Ocean.
The IMD also stated that the weather developed due to cyclone Gulab is likely to emerge into the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around Thursday evening and there is a likelihood for it to further intensify over the northeast Arabian Sea.
Giving further details, the IMD has also stated that heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls very likely at isolated places over Gujarat region, Madhya Maharashtra and Konkan and Goa; Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Marathwada and Saurashtra and Kutch and heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, Telangana, Coastal and North Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal and Kerala and Mahe.
The IMD has also said that some of the places of north Odisha will experience heavy rains till September 30 under the influence of a fresh low pressure area that has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal.