The Cyclone is expected to hit the coasts of Kerala, Karnataka, Lakshadweep, Goa, and Maharashtra.
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) is well prepared ahead of Cyclone Tauktae, which is expected to hit the coasts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra on Friday, according to NDRF officials.
NDRF Director-General Satya Pradhan tweeted, “#CycloneTauktae UPDATE- 53 #NDRF teams dedicated, 24 teams pre-deployment, 29 teams standby-ready for 5 states Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Gujarat, and Maharashtra.”
A low-pressure area is developing over the Arabian Sea, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and it may develop into a cyclone over the east-central Arabian Sea by May 16.
The cyclone is expected to hit Kerala’s, Karnataka’s, Lakshadweep’s, Goa’s, and Maharashtra’s coasts.
Fishermen are advised not to go out into the sea until May 17, according to the IMD.
Wind speeds of 40-50 km/h are expected to increase to 70 km/h on May 15 and 80 km/h by May 16, according to the IMD.