The India Meteorological Department has issued a cyclonic circulation over north interior Odisha and neighbouring areas and it is likely to move north westwards in the next three days. The IMD warned on Twitter, “A cyclonic circulation is seen over north interior Odisha and neighbourhood between 0.9 km and 7.6 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height. It is very likely to move north westwards….”
As per weather officials, the cyclone will help the monsoon advance further into Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the 24 hours. Karnataka and Kerala have witnessed fairly widespread monsoon rain today. The IMD warned of abundant rainfall over peninsular India in next four to five days.
The cyclone comes just a few days after Nisarga made landfall in Maharashtra earlier this month between Murud and Revdanda on June 3. Nisarga was a severe one with a wind speed of only 100 to 110 kmph. The last severe cyclonic storm to hit close to Mumbai was in 1961. The IMD said, several northern states including Delhi, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, some parts of Rajasthan and parts of Uttarakhand are likely to get rain.
“Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into the remaining parts of the North Arabian Sea, most parts of Kutch, some more parts of Gujarat region, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh and some parts of Uttarakhand,” posted IMD.