The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday that ‘very severe’ cyclonic storm Biparjoy is expected to intensify further in the next twenty-four hours and will move north-northeastwards.
The weather department has advised fishermen not to venture into such cyclone-hit areas in the Arabian Sea.
Those who were out at sea were advised to return to the coast, it had said earlier.
Cyclone Biparjoy was located over the east-central Arabian Sea (840-kilometer west-southwest of Goa and 870 km west-southwest of Mumbai) at 11:30 pm on June 8, the IMD said.
"VSCS BIPARJOY over east-central Arabian Sea, lay centred at 0530hrs IST of 08th June, near lat 13.9N & long 66.0E, about 860km west-southwest of Goa, 910km southwest of Mumbai, would intensify further & move north-northwestwards," the weather department earlier said.