Cyclone Taukate has obtained its maximum intensity in the wee hours of Sunday and has now become a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (wind speed of 118 to 166 km/hr). The latest cyclone alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that this storm would reach close to Gujarat coast, Maharashtra, Goa. Light to moderate intensity rainfall is expected to continue over coastal Karnataka and Kerala till Monday.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- India Meteorological Department Headquarters: Mausam Bhavan, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
- India Meteorological Department Founded: 1875.