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Cyclone Kyarr intensifies in Karnataka, Goa

October 27, 2019

Cyclone Kyarr intensified on Saturday bringing heavy rains accompanied by winds in parts of Goa and Karnataka. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had already issued a warning to people living in coastal areas of both the states to be extremely careful. The Goa state government had also issued a red alert in the state. "Parts of Mumbai getting drizzle because of outerband of Cyclone KYARR. I repeat again this Cyclone has already started moving westward away from Indian coast so no danger for India. Only moderate rains for next 24 hours and after that decrease in rains", tweeted Mumbai Weather on their Twitter page.

Cyclone Kyarr was formed in the Arabian Sea and is moving towards the Oman coast. The depression over east central Arabian Sea intensified as Kyarr was formed by early morning on 25 October which was later spread to other parts of the country.

Parts of Maharashtra and Gujarat coasts also received heavy winds as part of Cyclone Kyarr. The IMD warned fishermen to not go to the sea until further notice is given since chances of sea being rough are also very high. Several damages were reported in parts of Dakshina Kannada. Houses were damages and trees were also uprooted. "By Sunday, Cyclone Kyarr in the Arabian Sea should be at least Category 4, and could make a run at Category 5 over the very warm ocean waters. Late-October is a peak "hurricane season" in the NW Indian Ocean", tweeted Meteorologist Ryan Maue.

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