Cyclone Jawad Likely To Hit Puri Coast: Odisha SRC

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Bhubaneswar: The Depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) has intensified into a Deep Depression and the system is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is expected to reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast by Saturday morning, according to the Met department.

And now as per the Odisha SRC Pradeep Jena, the system may hit the Puri coast. After hitting coast, the system may again divert to sea.

“There is also a possibility of the cyclonic system not hitting coast if it changes its path further. Wind speed likely to remain around 90-100 kmph,” said the top official.

Earlier, the IMD has said that the system, which moved with a speed of 32 kmph during past six hours, is currently located at 670 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 760 km south-southwest of Paradip in Odisha.

“ The depression over southeast BoB moved northwestwards with a speed of 32 kmph during past six hours, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centered at 5.30 am today, over the westcentral and adjoining south BoB near Lat. 13.4°N and Long. 86.4°E, about 580 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, 670 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 760 km south-southwest of Paradip.”

Under the influence of this, heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in many parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Gangetic West Bengal, the IMD had said.

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