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Sub: Very Cyclonic Storm ‘Kyarr’ intensified into Super Cyclonic Storm over eastcentral Arabian Sea, TTime of issue: 1320 hours IST Dated: 27-10-2019

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Yesterday’s very severe cyclonic storm “KYARR” (pronounced as KYARR) over eastcentral Arabian Sea intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm in the same night (2030 hours IST of 26th October). Moving west-northwestwards, it very rapidly intensified into a Super Cyclonic Storm (SuCS) in the morning (0830 hrs IST) of today, the 27 th October, 2019, with maximum sustained wind speed of 230-240 kmph gusting to 265 kmph. It registered an increase in wind speed by about 100 kmph during past 24 hours ending at 0830 hours IST of today, the 27th October, 2019.

At 1130 hours IST of today, the 27th October 2019, it lay centered near latitude 17.2°N and longitude 67.3°E over eastcentral Arabian Sea, about 620 km west-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra), 1400 km east of Salalah (Oman) and 960 km east-southeast of Masirah (Oman).

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards towards Oman coast during next 5 days. It is very likely to maintain the intensity of a Super Cyclonic Storm till 28th October morning and weaken gradually thereafter.