Cyclone Maha gets more marked, to become severe cyclone anytime now!
The Cyclonic Storm Maha continues to move across Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, while getting more marked. According to weathermen, the system is travelling in conducive atmosphere of low vertical wind shear and warm sea surface temperatures (SST). With this, Maha is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm anytime now.
At present, the system is centered at Latitude 11.5°N and Longitude 72.8°E over Lakshadweep and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, around 40 km north-northeast of Amini Divi, 350 km north-northwest of Minicoy, 110 km north-northeast of Kavaratti and 325 km west-northwest of Kozhikode.
Cyclone Maha continues to track north-northwestwards at a fast pace with the speed of 17 kmph. By the wee hours of Friday, Maha would reach east-central Arabian Sea, from where it would move west-northwestwards. With long sea travel ahead, it is very likely to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm in the next 24 hours.