On Thursday, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that a cyclonic circulation currently located over Southeast Arabian Sea will create a low-pressure area in the next 24 hours.
On May 16, the cyclonic storm will intensify over the east-central Arabian Sea and continue to move north-northwestwards. From Friday onwards, the coastal areas along with Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, and Gujarat are likely to experience strong, gusty winds. This will be the first cyclonic storm of the year 2021 if it reaches the Indian Coast.
The well-marked low-pressure area will experience some weather changes from Saturday morning and intensify into a cyclone during the subsequent 24 hours. Further, it will move north-westwards towards Gujarat and adjoining Pakistan coasts that would reach near Gujarat coast by May 18th evening.
The name ‘Tauktae’ which means a highly vocal lizard gecko is recommended by Myanmar. It will be the first cyclonic storm of 2021 in India if it reached the Indian coast.
From Thursday onwards, Fishermen in the areas around Maldives, Comorin, Lakshadweep, and the Kerala coast have been advised not to venture out to the sea. While from Friday night they have been endangered along the Karnataka-Goa and Maharashtra coasts.
The Indian Coast Guard issued an advisory to the Fisheries department on Wednesday to warn them to not move to sea on the Arabian sea coast, south Tamil Nadu coast and to return to their nearest harbor between May 14th to 16th.
IMD also issued a similar advisory to notifying fishermen not to venture into the sea and asked fishing boats to return back from the coastal areas.