Thiruvananthapuram: A media reports that the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrityunjay Mohapatra warned that a cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the south-eastern region of the Bay of Bengal today.
If that happens, then it will turn into a low pressure tomorrow and by Monday it will turn into a depression over the south-eastern regions of Bay of Bengal by May 8. It will intensify into a cyclonic storm and will move northwards towards the central region of Bay of Bengal. The IMD is monitoring the system constantly and regularly.
The first cyclone of the year is named ‘Cyclone Mocha’ said the report.
This could result in widespread rain over Kerala and Tamil Nadu. By Monday and Tuesday the rainfall will strengthen with the hilly regions of Kerala getting intensive rainfall.
The disaster management authority has warned the people living in coastal areas and fishermen to be on high alert as there is a possibility of high waves and strong winds.
It is believed that rainfall in Kerala might get strong by Sunday. Yellow Alert is announced in Wayanad on Sunday. On Tuesday, Ernakulam and Idukki districts will be issued Yellow Alert. The sea will remain rough.