Cyclone Tej expected to become severe cyclonic storm by October 22text_fields
New Delhi: Cyclone 'Tej' has intensified, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) anticipates that it will transform into a severe cyclonic storm by October 22.
This storm is currently located over the Arabian Sea and is predicted to cross between Al Ghaidah (Yemen) and Salalah (Oman) in the early morning of October 25.
The IMD shared an update saying: "SCS TEJ over SW Arabian Sea about 550 km E-SE of Socotra (Yemen). To intensify into VSCS during the next 24 hours. To cross Yemen Oman coasts between Al Ghaidah (Yemen) & Salalah (Oman) around the early morning of 25 October."
The Meteorological Department announced on Friday that the depression over the Southwest Arabian Sea had intensified into a deep depression (DD). They also noted that it could further intensify into a cyclonic storm (CS) over the Southwest Arabian Sea within the next 12 hours.
Furthermore, the cyclonic storm has the potential to escalate into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) by the evening of October 22.
The IMD reported, "The Depression over SW Arabian Sea intensified into DD about 880 km E-SE of Socotra (Yemen). To intensify into a CS over SW Arabian Sea during the next 12 hours and further intensify into an SCS in the evening of 22nd Oct. To cross Oman-Yemen coasts between Salalah (Oman) & Al Ghaidah (Yemen)."
Earlier reports from the weather department stated that a low-pressure area in the southeast and adjoining southwest Arabian Sea had developed into a depression. The expectation is for it to become a cyclonic storm by the morning of October 21 and potentially intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by October 22.
The storm is projected to move in a north-north-westward direction towards the coasts of South Oman and adjoining Yemen.