Cyclone Mekunu: Waves around 3 mts high may hit Maharashtra-Goa coast
With Cyclone Mekunu intensifying as it approaches coastal regions of western India, the Indian Meteorological Department has warned that waves as high as 3 to 3.2 meters may hit the shores.
The fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea. People will also not be allowed to visit the beaches in Goa, while the lifeguards have been put on high alert.
The weather alerts on the IMD's website states that high waves may also hit Lakshadweep and Kerala.
Mekunu is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a severe one in subsequent 24 hours.
Cyclone Mekunu neared the Arabian Peninsula on Friday as after causing damage in Oman.
The Met department had on Thursday said that the cyclone is likely to trigger heavy showers along the western coast of Maharashtra in the next few days. Some isolated places in Konkan will receive rain, but the rest of Maharashtra will have no impact. Cyclone Mekunu had hit the Yemeni island of Socotra, causing severe flooding and damage.