Another Cyclone to Form Over Arabian Sea After Gulab, Rains to Continue
Cyclone Gulab may be re-born as Cyclone Shaheen while south-eastern states will witness rains throughout the week.
After making landfall on Sunday night near Kalingapatnam, Cyclone Gulab progressed inland and deteriorated rapidly into a deep depression over Telangana and moving over the Vidarbha region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that another cyclone may form over the Arabian Sea after Cyclone Gulab.
According to the weather officials, Cyclone Gulab may be re-born as Cyclone ‘Shaheen’ in 2-3 days in an erratic weather event. Moreover, downpours in parts of Telangana, including Hyderabad, are predicted to continue throughout the week.
Visakhapatnam and Vizianagaram documented a maximum of 280 mm rainfall over 24 hours till Monday morning, parts of Telangana including Khammam and Kothagudem recorded over 100 mm rainfall. Hyderabad’s Rajendranagar Mandal also registered 112 mm rainfall, while other parts of the city observed over 70 mm rainfall.
Two people were reported to have been washed away in a swarming stream in Koheda Mandal of Siddiper district. Waterlogging and disruption to traffic were reported at most places in the city. Evidently, rainwater entered houses in some colonies and unsettling the lives of the residents.
As Cyclone Gulab moves toward Gujarat and Konkan region, the worst seems to be over for Telangana. However, light to moderate rains are likely to linger over this week across the state. The daytime temperatures have also dipped by seven units below normal.
The IMD has predicted that another cyclonic movement is happening over the southwest Bay of Bengal that could contribute to continued rainy weather conditions in the coming few days.
The emergence of the other cyclone is most likely due to the weather system developed by Cyclone Gulab. Cyclone Shaheen could emerge into the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast in a day or two and intensify over the northeast coast.