CHENNAI: On Monday, Cyclone Gulab struck devastation in Andhra Pradesh and a few sections of Odisha. Still, the cyclone’s impact is far from finished, as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast another hurricane on the west coast. The IMD anticipated that the air formation caused by Cyclone Gulab would intensify during the next 24 hours, leading to the development of cyclone Shaheen in the region.
According to the latest information from the Indian Meteorological Department, the depression over north Telangana, neighboring south Chattisgarh, and Vidarbha moved west-northwestwards at a speed of 13 kmph over the last six hours and was centered over north Telangana from 11.30 p.m. on Monday.
“During the next 12 hours, it is expected to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area. Around September 30, the system is expected to emerge towards the northeast Arabian Sea and the Gujarat coast, “According to the IMD. “There is also a probability for the system to significantly develop over the northeast Arabian Sea throughout the next 24 hours,” the IMD said.
As a result, the IMD predicts mild to moderate rainfall in most areas, with heavy to hefty rain in a few isolated regions over Konkan, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
Meanwhile, On Monday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy directed officials to accelerate relief efforts and promised a Rs 5 lakh compensation for the three people who died. He also told officials to provide each household leaving the aid camps Rs 1,000.
Because water may be contaminated due to the heavy rains, the Chief Minister instructed officials to deliver clean drinking water in the relief camps by water tankers.