Coastal regions of Goa, Karnataka are most likely to receive the effects of Cyclone Kyarr after a deep depression in the Arabian Sea intensified into cyclonic storm last night, the Indian Meteorological Department said in its weather bulletin. It is very likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours. Its effects will be seen in Goa, parts of Karnataka and south Konkan. The cyclonic storm is likely to move east-northeastwards towards Oman coast today evening.

The weather department has also predicted heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over coastal districts of Karnataka, Goa and south Konkan and isolated heavy rainfall over north Konkan today as effect of cyclonic storm Kyarr.

Strong winds will a speed of 60 kmph are very likely over the east-central Arabian Sea and along & off south Maharashtra coast. Strong winds will also appear along and off north Maharashtra coast.

“Deep Depression over Arabian Sea intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Kyarr’ at 8:30 hrs IST of October 25. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Oman coast during next five days with gradual intensification,” the Indian Metereological Department predicted.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the southeast Arabian Sea, Karnataka-Kerala coasts and Lakshadweep area as squally weather conditions are likely in these areas. A red alert was yesterday issued in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka in the wake of heavy rains and forecast of possible formation of cyclone Kyarr along the coast in the next two days.

This is the third cyclone that has developed over the Arabian Sea this year, the first after the monsoon. Cyclone Vayu had formed in June, delaying the monsoon showers. This was followed by Cyclone Hikka in September.