The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday, warned Cyclone Biparjoy is likely to strengthen in the next 36 hours.
The weather department noted, the cyclone will be heading north-northwestward in the next two days.
Earlier on Friday, the IMD said, the cyclone was over the east-central Arabian Sea and was situated 840 kilometers west-southwest of Goa and 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai at 11:30 pm on June 8.
The weather department had also advised fishermen not to venture into the cyclone hit areas in the Arabian Sea.
In addition, the IMD predicted that the weather conditions are favourable for further advancement of the Southwest monsoon into some parts of the central Arabian Sea, remaining parts of Kerala, few parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.
The Southwest monsoon might also advance into some more parts of the southwest, Central and northwest Bay of Bengal, and some parts of northeastern states during the next 24 hours, as per the weather department.
The weather department further predicted, light to moderate rain at isolated places in South Gujarat region like Navsari, Valsad, Daman and Dadara Nagar Haveli. Dry weather is anticipated in all the districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and Diu.
In South India, light rainfall with thunderstorm is likely over Kerala, Lakshadweep, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka.
Isolated and scattered rainfall is expected over North Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh in the next 5 days.
Further, heavy rainfall is predicted over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on June 9 and 10, Kerala from June 9 to 13, Lakshadweep from June 9 to 11 and Coastal and South Interior Karnataka during June 10-13.
In Northeast India, scattered to fairly widespread rainfall with thunderstorms is expected over the northeast region in the next 5 days.
Meanwhile, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura is likely to witness very heavy rainfall on June 9. Assam and Meghalaya will also witness heavy rainfall on June 12 and 13. In the Northwest India, the weather department forecasts an increase in maximum temperature by about 2 degree Celsius over the plains during the next two days.
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