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NASHIK:

The Diwali festival of Maharashtra may witness rains this year. The Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea are witnessing the formation of cyclones. The coastal areas and Nashik are receiving rains because due to the same factor and it’s not retreating monsoon, claimed weather experts. The Indian Meteorology Department (IMD) has also said in its advisory that Nashik and nearby region including North Maharashtra will receive heavy rains with a thunderstorm.

The director of MGM APJ Abdul Kalam Astrospace Science Center and Observatory, Aurangabad, Dr Srinivas Aundhkar said, “I had earlier stated that there are favourable conditions in the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea for the formation of cyclonic activity. There is a possibility that two or three cyclones may form at the said places. Accordingly, the formation of cyclones is now observed in both places.”

“The cyclone ‘Kiara’ has been formed in the Arabian Sea. Because of that rains are very likely in Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka coastal areas and its nearby region on Saturday morning. On the other hand formation of another cyclone is also observed in Bay of Bengal. In the next two-three days, it is likely to hit Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka and very likely to affect Kerala,” stated Dr Aundhkar.

The cyclone is named as ‘Maha’ and it will get stronger by time. It is expected that the region will observe rains and a sudden drop in temperature. The region will also notice gusty winds.

Diwali with clouds

Though the rains have subsided, North Maharashtra will still get rains due to cyclone. The region will notice cloudy weather till October 30th. However, there will be no impact on Diwali celebrations. There is a possibility of a very cold winter this year.

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