IMD Cyclone Alert in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh; may hits coasts tonight

IMD Cyclone Alert in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh; may hits coasts tonight
Written by Abhishek Lohia

The Indian Meteorological Department has said that on the banks of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, the cyclonic storm is expected to hit late on Thursday. The Meteorological Department’s Cyclone Warning Department said on Thursday evening that the area of deep pressure of the air is increasing at a speed of 12 kilometers per hour and it is expected to become more and more pronounced in a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours. The Meteorological Department said in a bulletin that the area of pressure on West Mid-Bay Bay and surrounding areas has increased towards the west and has undergone deep pressure, it is centered in 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha.

Expected speed of Cyclone

The additional director general of the Meteorological Department, Muneenjay Mahapatra said, “It is expected to change in a cyclonic storm and then increase towards West-North-West and it will be near Gopalpur via southern Odisha and coastal areas of North Andhra Pradesh. Will pass as a cyclone. During this, wind speed is estimated at 60 to 70 kms and the speed of the zones is 80 kms. ‘

Warning is given by Meteorological department regarding Cyclone in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha

The Meteorological Department said that heavy rainfall was happening in some areas of Odisha since Wednesday itself, but in the next 48 hours, rainfall and thunderstorms may also occur in most places. After this, the situation will improve. Meteorological Department said that due to pressure, there were heavy rains on Thursday in the districts of Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Puri, Ganjam, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Jajpur.

Areas where Cyclone could hit

There is also a possibility of damage from storms in Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram in Andhra Pradesh and Gajapati, Ganjam, Brahma and Puri districts of Odisha. For the next 24 hours, fishermen have been warned not to go near the sea in the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Cyclones can be seen as heavy and normal rainfall in Telangana, some areas of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, and Vidarbha.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia was a Sports and Political Writer working for Newsfolo and is no longer associated with the organization.

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