Deep Depression To Intensify Into Cyclone Jawad In 12 Hours; Strong Winds Off Odisha Coast From Midnight
Bhubaneswar: Depression intensified into deep depression over westcentral adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal at 5.30 am on Friday, the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre informed.
The system, which moved with a speed of 32 kmph during the past six hours, is currently located at 670 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 760 km south-southwest of Paradip in Odisha.
It is likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours and reach the west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts on Saturday morning.
Thereafter, it is likely to move north-northeastwards along the coastline with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph.
Under its influence, heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two in Ganjam , Gajapati with heavy rainfall at one or two places in Koraput, Rayagada, Puri Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada.
Red warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls has been issued for the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri and Jagatsinghpur on December 4. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely to at one or two places in Kendrapada, Cuttack, Khordha, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Koraput while Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Malkangiri are likely to experience heavy rainfall the same day.
On December 5, heavy to very heavy rainfall (Orange warning) is likely to occur at one or two places over in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, and Puri, while heavy rainfall is expected in Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Ganjam and Gajapati.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along and off North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coasts from the midnight of December 3 and increase gradually becoming 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from the following morning, for the subsequent 12 hours, MeT office said.