The Met department report says that rainfall and wind speed is reduced in coastal Karnataka as Cyclone Kyarr moves away from the Indian coastline. However, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Goa, the Cyclone, which has been gaining momentum in the past few days, has further intensified into a super cyclone.
According to the Twitter handle of World Cyclone Warning Center, “Super Cyclone Kyarr has continued to rapidly intensify and has now become only the second Category 5 on record in the Arabian Sea. Maximum sustained winds have increased to 160mph, minimum central pressure has decreased to 928 mb.”
The forecast for the next 24 hours says that rainfall will remain fairly widespread with moderate rains and heavy rains at isolated places are likely over coastal and Malnad regions.
The sea will, however, remain turbulent and fishermen are advised not to venture into sea. The weather forecast says that strong winds reaching 60 to 70 KMPH is likely to continue over the west-central Arabian sea.