Sagar cyclonic storm Current Affairs - 2019
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Lakshadweep archipelago (UT) over cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’. The cyclonic storm was developed as low pressure area in Arabian Sea which gained strength and intensified into depression and later into a cyclone ‘Sagar’. It is the first cyclonic storm of season to develop in Indian waters.
The cyclonic storm lay cantered over Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen’s Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It will made landfall in coastal Somalia. Gale winds speed reaching 70-80 kilometers per hour gusting to 90 kmph are very likely around system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea for some time and gradually decrease thereafter.