Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday informed that a depression has formed over southwest Arabian Sea, about 920 km east-southeast of Socotra (Yemen), 1190 km southeast of Salalah Airport (Oman).

As per IMD, the system is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours.

Similarly, it will further into a ‘Severe Cyclonic Storm’ on October 23, 2023.

Thereafter, it would move north-northwestwards from October 24 morning towards south Oman and adjoining Yemen coasts.

Wind Warning

Southwest Arabian Sea:

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is prevailing and likely to increase gradually becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph by morning of October 21, 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph by morning of 22nd October. 

Westcentral Arabian Sea:

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is prevailing and likely togradually increase becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph on 21st October.

Gale wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is likely to prevail in the morning of 22nd becoming 95-105 kmph gusting to 115 kmph by morning of 23rd and further 105-115 kmph gusting to 125 kmph in the evening of 23rd October. 

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