Deep depression in Arabian sea; rain likely in Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode
Thiruvananthapuram: A depression that formed in the Arabian sea has intensified into a deep depression, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) said.
The deep depression has formed around 360 kilometres away from Ratnagiri coast in Maharashrta, around 490 kms away from south-west Mumbai and 1,750 kms away from Salalah coast in Oman. The deep depression is likely to turn into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.
The cyclonic storm is likely to move east, north-east until Friday. Then it is expected to change direction and move west towards Oman coast and south of Oman in the following 72 hours.
Kerala does not fall in the path of the deep depression or the cyclonic storm. However, as a result of the deep depression, several parts of Kerala could experience heavy or very heavy rains on Thursday evening and night.
Kasaragod, Kannur and Kozhikode districts are likely to experience isolated very heavy rains. In view of the deep depression, KSDMA has refrained fisherfolk from venturing into the sea.