The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Wednesday that cyclonic storm 'Luban' which has developed over the Arabian Sea will not have a major impact on Goa coast, barring thundershowers and a rise in water levels.
The cyclonic storm is far away from the state coast, therefore, it will not have any major impact on Goa, M L Sahu, director, IMD Goa Observatory, said.
Goa is already witnessing thundershowers and lightning for the last two days due to Luban, he said.
The IMD has asked fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea as "squally winds" are likely over Lakshadweep and Southeast Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours.
Cyclonic storm Luban was approaching Yemen and South Oman coasts for a landfall over the next four days, while cyclonic storm Titli, which has developed over the Bay of Bengal, is expected to reach the Odisha coast by Thursday, the IMD had said Tuesday.
"Many beach shacks (outlets selling food and other items) were partially under water for some time," a tourism department official said.
Shack owners have been asked to be on alert, he said.
The tourist season has begun in Goa with the first chartered flight -- booked by overseas tourists especially for the coastal state -- arriving last week.
(With inputs from agencies.)