Warnings of heavy rain and thundershowers have been issued by Maharashtra government for north Konkan and north-central parts of the state from November 6-8 due to Cyclone Maha'. Fishermen have been asked to return to the shores and all the district administrations have been asked to remain alert. Taking to Twitter, the Indian Coast Guard said that they have deployed seven ships and two aircraft off the Gujarat coast to warn fishing boats at sea and advise them to return to the nearest port.
#MahaCyclone @IndiaCoastGuard has deployed 7 ships & 2 Aircraft off Gujarat coast for warning fishing boats at sea and advising them to return to nearest port. #ICG assets continue to be on high alert and are kept standby for immediate mobilisation @DefenceMinIndia @CMOGuj— Indian Coast Guard (@IndiaCoastGuard) November 3, 2019
Furthermore, the Indian Meteorological Department has also informed that the cyclonic storm Maha has moved towards the West and had escalated into a very severe cyclonic storm at 2:30 pm on Sunday over East Central Arabian Sea about 590 km WSW of Veraval, Gujarat. The weather forecast agency had earlier predicted that under the influence of the low-pressure area over the Andaman Sea, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands from November 3 to 6.
Rajasthan received heavy downpour due to an upper air trough built due to Cyclone Maha, a Met official said Saturday. Jaisalmer recorded 5.4 mm rainfall followed by 3 mm in Bikaner, 2.8 mm in Kota and 2.6 mm in Churu. An upper air trough has built-in parts of Rajasthan especially in Kota and Udaipur divisions due to the cyclonic activity in neighboring Gujarat. Thunderstorm with light to moderate rainfall is likely at isolated places in Baran, Kota, Bundi, Udaipur, Churu, Chittorgarh, Jhalawar, Sirohi, Alwar and Jhunjhunu districts, regional Met director Shiv Ganesh said.
(With Inputs from ANI)