The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued cyclone alerts in the coastal areas of north and south Konkan and adjoining south Gujarat. Konkan and Goa are likely to receive heavy to very heavy isolated showers. Also Read - Ahead of Rajya Sabha Polls, Another Gujarat Congress MLA Resigns; Third in 2 Days
Areas spreading over Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Marathwada, Coastal Karnataka, and Kerala were also alerted about the possibility of heavy rainfall. Also Read - Major Setback For Congress in Gujarat as 2 Party MLAs Resign Ahead of Rajya Sabha Polls
Except for South Gujarat, Konkan, and Goa, the intensity of rainfall is likely to decrease on Day two. Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga: Three Dead, Trees Uprooted But Mumbai Spared Major Damage | Key Developments
Over the next two days, there is a possibility of a strong typhoon accompanying rainfall in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. On June 26, Telangana may experience heavy rainfall, while on June 27, Andhra Pradesh is expected to experience the same.
Earlier this month, Mumbai witnessed heavy rainfall that disrupted the local train services and caused inconvenience to the residents. Not just the road and the rail services, but the rains posed a hindrance to the air travel as well.
On October 30 last year, Cyclone Ockhi which originated near Sri Lanka over the Bay of Bengal ripped through southern India killing 365 people. The worst hit district in Tamil Nadu was Kanyakumari with a death toll of 160 people. Later the cyclone moved over the Arabian Sea via Kanyakumari, causing heavy rains and gusty winds.