IMD tweeted that a pressure area over Arabian Sea may turn into a severe cyclone in next 48 hrs. Mean while, the first onset of four month rainfall season in India famously called South-west Monsoon Season has hit Kerala. The south-west monsoon season, that replenishes the country’s farm-dependent economy, first hits the southern tip of Kerala usually in the first week of June and retreats from Rajasthan by September.
Cyclone Nisarga is likely to reach Northern Maharashtra coast and the southern coast of Gujarat on June 3 evening/night, the IMD stated. The warning comes just after super cyclonic storm Amphan left a trail of destruction in coastal parts of West Bengal, Odisha and Bangladesh on May 20.
IMD has warned of high waves up to four meters in coastal areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala and Lakshadweep. It has also warned of high-velocity wind in the affected regions. According to IMD, Nisarga will weaken into a cyclonic strom in the second half of June 4.