Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph and gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over the southeast & adjoining east-central Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area and off the Kerala coast during the next 48 hours. It will gradually intensify into a gale with wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph and gusting to 85 kmph over the east-central Arabian Sea and off the Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts. The
People watch as waves crash along the shore in Balasore district. Photo: PTI
The weather forecaster predicted that sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough over the southeast & adjoining east-central Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area during the next 24 hours. It would become very rough to high over east-central & southeast Arabian Sea and off the Karnataka- south Maharashtra coasts from June 2.
has issued a warning to fisherman and advised them not to venture into the southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, and off the Kerala coast till June 1. Fishermen out at sea are advised to return to coasts by today.
Meanwhile, IMD maintained that monsoon
has not reached the Kerala coast yet. "We are regularly monitoring it. We are going ahead with our earlier forecast that conditions will be favourable for monsoon, June 1 onward," Mrityunjay Mohapatra, DG IMD said.
IMD maintained that monsoon
has not reached the Kerala coast yet. File Photo
In a major relief for north India, the IMD said that the heatwave
was not expected to return to Delhi-NCR before June 8, as another western disturbance was expected to affect the weather in northwest India in the next three to four days. On Saturday, a partly cloudy sky kept the mercury in check in the national capital, and similar conditions are expected over the next 24 hours.
Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the India Meteorological Department's regional forecasting center said that the effect of the current western disturbance and easterly winds would reduce significantly by Sunday evening. He said the maximum temperature in Delhi-NCR was likely to increase by two to four degrees Celsius from June 1 to June 3. "However, the mercury will remain below 40 degrees Celsius in most places, and heatwave
conditions will not return," Srivastava said.