India Met Department (IMD) in its today for forecast said ‘Mekunu’ could intensify further as ‘extremely severe cyclone’ ahead of landfall.
IMD said cyclone is very likely to intensify further by tomorrow, move nearly northwards and then north-northwestwards and cross South Oman-South-East Yemen coasts.
The landfall and subsequent weakening of the storm is now expected to help the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal closer to home to get into their act to host the monsoon.
The proceedings would assume a fresh urgency the next day with Kerala likely getting lashed by heavy to very heavy rain punctuated by extremely heavy rain at a few places.
Rains are forecast to scale up over Kerala, Coastal Karnataka and Lakshadweep gradually from tomorrow before they precipitate the monsoon around May 29 (Tuesday next).
India Met Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rain at a few places over Kerala with with heavy rain at a few places and heavy to very heavy rain over Lakshadweep on Sunday. Heavy rain is also likely over Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, and the Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh and the rest of the North-East the same day.