Depression intensifies; Fishermen directed to return from sea

Thiruvananthapuram: The depression area formed in south west of the Bay of Bengal close to the south Sri Lanka coast is likely to intensify above the Kanyakumari area by Tuesday. The meteorological department also informed that this is likely to turn into a strong depression above the Lakshadweep and Maldives by Thursday.

The sea will turn agitated in the coming hours between Kerala and Lakshadweep coast due to the depression. The fishermen are strictly warned not to venture into the sea in Kerala coast and also Kanyakumari, Maldives and Lakshadweep coasts. Those who already left to the sea are advised to reach the nearest coast as early as possible.

Heavy rain accompanied by lightning strike and gusty wind are likely in Lakshadweep, Maldives, southeast Arabian Sea, south Kerala coast, the Gulf of Mannar, south Tamil Nadu coast and Kanyakumari region till Wednesday. The wind speed may reach upto 70 kmph.

Gusty wind is predicted in Lakshadweep area and southeast Arabian Sea and Kerala coast on Thursday. Rain and wind at a speed of 80 kmph is likely to occur in Karnataka coast on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Cyclone Kyarr formed in middle east Arabian Sea is moving towards Oman coast. It will turn to west-southwest direction and will move to Oman-Yemen coast by Wednesday.

The wind speed had reached 260 kmph in middle west Arabian Sea on Monday. Though it will start getting feeble by Tuesday, it will be completely weaken by November 2 only.

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