The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said that there is a buildup of depression over the Southeast Arabian Sea. The depression is located near latitude 12.5°N and longitude 71.0°E over and is about 240 km northwest of Amini Divi (Lakshadweep). It will intensify into a deep depression in the next 04 hrs and into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hrs.

The cyclonic storm is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm thereafter as it is likely to move north-northwestwards during the next 72 hours.

The Met Department has advised fishermen not to venture into the southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area along and off Kerala and Karnataka coasts on Monday and Tuesday.

Those who are out in the deep sea areas are advised to return to the coast.

Giving an update about the monsoon, the IMD said that Southwest Monsoon has further advanced into remaining parts of the south Arabian Sea and Lakshadweep area, most parts of Kerala, some more parts of Tamil Nadu, and remaining parts of southeast Bay of Bengal

A heat wave to severe heat wave is very likely to prevail over Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, southern parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh during the next two days, adding that temperature in Delhi might cross 45 degrees on Monday as a severe heat wave has engulfed many parts of the country.

(With agency inputs)