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Heavy rains to continue even on Saturday: IMD

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Panaji: With the rains throwing life out of gear in the coastal state of Goa on Friday, the Indian Meteorological Observatory has predicted the intensity of the rains to continue even on Saturday.
Several stretches on the National Highway connecting Canacona to Margao in South Goa went under water on Friday due to the three day long rains that lashed the coastal state.
“In view of intensification of the system, Very heavy rainfall is likely at one or two  places over the districts of Goa on October 25, 2019. Heavy rainfall is likely at one or two places over North Goa and South Goa districts of Goa on October 26,” the IMD has said in the bulletin issued on Friday afternoon.
The IMD has said that depression over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards and intensified into a deep depression in the same evening (1730 hours IST) over the same region.
“Moving further northeastwards, it intensified into cyclonic storm “KYARR” in the early morning (0530 hours IST) of today, October 25 over eastcentral Arabian Sea,” it adds.
“The Cyclonic Storm ‘KYARR’ lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 25th October, 2019 near latitude 16.1°N and longitude 71.8°E over eastcentral Arabian Sea, about 190 km nearly to the west of Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), 350 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 1890 km east-southeast of Salalah (Oman),” the department said.
“It is very likely to move nearly northwards during next 06 hours and then move west-northwestwards towards Oman coast during subsequent 5 days,” it adds.
“It is very likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours,” the IMD has said.
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