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Goa likely to get caught in 2 cyclones, minimal effect

Goa likely to get caught in 2 cyclones, minimal effect

10 Oct 2018 No comment 72 hits

PANAJI: The state is likely to be caught between cyclone Luban and a deep depression over Bay of Bengal, which will form on Wednesday morning and intensify into cyclonic storm Titli.

However, the impact is likely to be minimal, as the system after reaching about 530 km southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha will head towards Bangladesh. Light rain is likely for two more days while cyclone Luban is expected to make landfall in Oman after about five days.

Many parts of the state received light rainfall since Monday evening with Ponda receiving 77.8mm rainfall in the last 24 hours with the effects of cyclone Luban manifesting a wee bit. While brief spells were witnessed in various part of the state on Tuesday evening, too, the rainfall in Ponda was perhaps the highest recorded during the last 24 hours and after the end of monsoon.

The impact of cyclone Luban has also been delaying the withdrawal of monsoon, which ended in a deficit of 19% on September 30. “There is moisture incursion due to cyclone’s effect,” said M L Sahu, director, IMD, Panaji.

IMD has forecast light to moderate rain or thunder shower at a few places on October 10 and 11 and at isolated places on October 12 and 13.

It also issued a warning of squally winds with speeds of 40-50km/hour gusting to 60km/hour over Lakshadweep and the Arabian Sea in the next 24 hours. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea in southwest and eastcentral Arabian Sea from October 7 and 8 and westcentral Arabian Sea from October 8 to 12.
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