A low pressure region formed off the coast of Odisha in the west-central Bay of Bengal a few days after torrential rains lashed Kolkata. The low-pressure region quickly intensified into Cyclone Gulab, which made landfall in Andhra Pradesh earlier this week. The cyclonic movement has slowed and is presently passing over Telangana and adjacent parts of the Marathwada and Vidarbha states. The weather system is expected to re-intensify and develop into Cyclone Shaheen as it reaches the Arabian Sea, which is an unusual occurrence.
Cyclone Gulab, which made landfall in Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat, may be reborn as cyclone “Shaheen” on Thursday evening as it moves across the Arabian Sea after petering out into a depression while traversing the Indian landmass through Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Maharashtra, and Gujarat.
The system might pick up momentum during the following 24 hours and proceed into Oman on October 1st. If a new cyclone forms, it will be named ‘Shaheen,’ after Qatar, which is one of the member countries responsible for naming tropical cyclones in the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the odds of a depression forming over the Arabian Sea in the next four to five days are very high. The remnants of Cyclone Gulab are expected to bring heavy to very heavy rain to areas of Gujarat during the next two days, beginning Tuesday.
Dr. Manorma Mohanty is a scientist at Ahmedabad’s Regional Meteorological Centre. “We’re anticipating a lot of rain in Navsari, Valsad, and the surrounding Gujarat regions. On day one, we predict comparable circumstances in Saurashtra; on day two, we expect significant rainfall in Rajkot, Navsari, and Valsad; and on day three, we expect modest rainfall activity.”
“The remnant of cyclonic storm “Gulab” is expected to emerge into the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around September 30, with the system likely to develop over the northeast Arabian Sea over the next 24 hours,” the IMD said in its latest advisory on Tuesday.