The Kyarr Cyclone is very likely to intensify further into an extremely severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, according to the Meteorological department.
Kyaar lay centred about 190 km to the west of Ratnagiri and 330 km south-southwest of Mumbai, Maharashtra on Friday evening.
The cyclone is very likely to move west-north westwards towards Oman coast in the upcoming five days.
In view of the India Meteorological Department’s prediction of heavy rains in Goa on Saturday, authorities have issued a warning to fishermen and tourists against venturing into sea.
The IMD predicted heavy rainfall at one or two places over North Goa and South Goa districts on Saturday.
In neighbouring Maharashtra, a depression over east-central Arabian Sea intensified into cyclonic storm “Kyarr” in the early morning of October 25, which is likely to bring heavy showers in coastal districts of Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg.