IMD releases Latest Update on Cyclone Maha and Cyclone KyarrGokul Saravanan (Author) Published Date : Oct 31, 2019 10:24 IST
IMD Issued Orange Alert to Kerala and Red Alert To Lakshadweep.
Lakshadweep is about to get extreme rain today as a result of Cyclone Maha.
Entire Kerala has been warned with yellow alert by the Indian Meteorological Department.
Tamil Nadu is about to get moderate to heavy rain in most of its regions.
Following the Kyarr Cyclone, which is currently near Oman, a severe cyclone, named M' maha, is about to hit South India. Indian meteorological department issued yellow alert to the entire state of Kerala and Orange alert to Malappuram, Thrissur, Kozhikode, and Ernakulam district.
In Tamil Nadu, J. Radhakrishnan, commissioner of Disaster Management Administration, told the Press that full freedom has given to all district collectors to take necessary actions to withstand heavy rain. Also, schools and colleges are advised to close upon the order from their respective district collectors, said the commissioner. Following the advice, the district collector of Rameswaram, Veeraragavarav, has ordered the schools and colleges in his district to remain shut on Thursday.
The IMD also predicted possible heavy rains in interior regions of Karnataka, Goa, Puducherry, Konkan, and Karaikal. Some isolated parts of Kerala like Mahe can expect torrential downpour, said the IMD.
The new Cyclone Maha will get intensified and become a 'very severe cyclonic storm,' and it will gradually get weakened and will become 'cyclonic storm' within the next 12 hours.
Fishers of both West and Eastern coasts are advised not to go fishing in the next 48 hours. The Maha Cyclone is currently crawling towards Lakshadweep island and will pour down with intense, said the IMD.