Cyclone Gulab, which has been in a deep depression after crossing the coast of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday evening, is likely to develop into a new cyclone in the Arabian Sea.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday stated that the existing system might be given a brand new name if the speed of the wind touches 68km/hr. If this happens, it’ll only be the third case since 1996 whilst a cyclone after making landfall will submerge and re-emerge as a fresh new cyclone in the North Indian Ocean region.
Statement by IMD and Red and Orange alert signals
The IMD’s cyclone bulletin notified “This system will further weaken into a depression by Monday evening and move westwards near north-east Arabian Sea, close to Gujarat coast”.
The system might traverse alongside Telangana, Maharashtra and attain near the Gujarat coast earlier than probably re-rising on September 30, and could deliver heavy rainfall in its wake. The Met Department has issued ‘red’ and ‘orange’ alert signals for meteorological subdivisions covering coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Vidarbha, Marathwada, madhya Maharashtra, Konkan, Goa and Gujarat until Tuesday.
Gaja cyclone showed similar characteristics
In 2018, a very major cyclone named Gaja took place in the Bay of Bengal and crossed the Tamil Nadu coast and later re-emerged in the Arabian Sea from Central Kerala. Gaja started taking place in the Bay of Bengal 10 days earlier than making landfall and had one of the longest cyclone tracks over 3,418 kms.
The deep depression related to cyclone Gulab located 65 kms south of Jagdalpur in Chhattisgarh and 150 kms east-northeast of Bhadrachalam in Telangana according to Monday reports.