Cyclonic Storm May Not Hit Odisha And Andhra Pradesh Coast, Predicts IMD

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Highlights:

  • The officials noted that there will be no landfall in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh
  • The cyclonic storm is likely to recurve and change its path after May 10 evening
  • As a precautionary measure, 175 specialized teams of Odisha Fire Service have been formed

On Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department officials voiced that there is little likelihood of a cyclonic storm that is forming on the Bay of Bengal hitting either the Odisha or Andhra Pradesh coast as it is likely to recurve and change its path after May 10 evening.

The officials in Bhubaneswar mentioned that the well-marked low-pressure area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea is expected to move north-westward and strengthen into a depression during the next 3 hours and further into a cyclone over the east-central Bay of Bengal on May 8.

“It is very likely to continue to move north-westward till 10th May evening and reach west-central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve north- north-eastward and moves towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast,” the IMD officials remarked.

The officials noted that there will be no landfall in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh. Senior scientist Uma Shankar Das, said, “After moving north- north-eastward, the system will weaken in the sea. It may have the same intensity as Cyclone Jawad, which had formed over the Bay of Bengal in December last year but weakened into a deep depression and caused rainfall at Paradip.”

The weather department predicted that on May 10, gales with wind speed touching 80-90 kmph and gusting up to 100 Kmph are expected to prevail over the west-central and adjoining northwest and the east-central Bay of Bengal. Furthermore, squalls with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are expected over coastal districts of north Andhra Pradesh.

On May 11, gales reaching 70-80 kmph speed and gusting to 90 kmph are expected to prevail over the northwest and adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal. Squalls with wind speed touching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are predicted over coastal north Andhra Pradesh. As a precautionary measure against the possible cyclonic storm, 175 specialized teams of Odisha Fire Service have been formed to deploy in the expected affected district.

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