Deep depression in Arabian Sea intensifies into cyclone: IMD

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Puri: Fishermen try to control their boat amidst rough sea waters at Puri beach (PTI Photo)

Puri: Fishermen try to control their boat amidst rough sea waters at Puri beach (PTI Photo)

The deep depression in the Arabian Sea has intensified into a cyclonic storm and will cross the north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts on June 3, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday.

“Deep depression intensified into a cyclonic storm around noon today,” IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said.

The cyclone has been named ‘Nisarga’. The name has been proposed by Bangladesh, Mohapatra said.

It is likely to turn into a ‘severe cyclonic storm’ by Tuesday night, the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said

The IMD on Monday said that the cyclone will have an impact on Mumbai.

Depression and deep depression are two stages before a storm takes form of a cyclone.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclonic conditions in western India.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said the low-pressure area formed over the Arabian Sea has intensified into a depression and it will further intensify into a cyclonic storm.

Cyclone Nisarga will cross north Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts late in the evening on June 3.

“Took stock of the situation in the wake of cyclone conditions in parts of India’s western coast,” the prime minister tweeted.

“Praying for everyone’s well-being. I urge people to take all possible precautions and safety measures,” he said.