Weather News: Cyclone Jawad to turn severe and hit Andhra-Odisha coast today

Weather News: Cyclone Jawad to turn severe and hit Andhra-Odisha coast today
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Cyclone Jawad may hit north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast on December 4, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said.

The IMD has also sounded an alert in various districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha over Cyclone Jawad. Meanwhile, the state governments have stepped up preparations to tackle the aftermath of Cyclone Jawad.

Accoring to the weather department, cyclone may lead to heavy rainfall in all coastal regions on December 4.

Moderate rain, thunderstorms are likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh and IMD has warned the fishermen to not to venture into the Sea.

“At 1730 IST of 3rd Dec the CYCLONIC STORM ‘JAWAD’ centered about 300 km south southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 480 km south southwest of Puri. To move north northwestwards till 4th Dec Morning and then recurve north northeastwards reaching near Puri coast around 5th december noon’, said the IMD.

“Light to moderate rain or thundershowers likely to occur at most places of north coastal Andhra Pradesh. Fishermen are advised not to venture in sea as gale wind speed of 90 to 100 kmph is likely to occur over Bay of Bengal,” IMD Amaravati Director Stella Samuel told ANI.

IMD sounds cyclone alert

Furthermore, the IMD has sounded cyclone alert for coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh.

“Depression over west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to move north-westwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm in next 6 hours. It is likely to reach north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coast by morning of Dec 4,” Stella Samuel said.

IMD further said that electric, telephonic lines may be disrupted due to heavy rainfall.

“Due to heavy rainfall, electric & telephonic lines can be disrupted. Cyclone alerts are announced in the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh. This can turn into a cyclonic storm and is likely to reach Vishakhapatnam by the evening tomorrow,” Mrityunjay Mahapatra, DG, IMD told ANI.

“Later the cyclone will move towards Orissa and heavy rainfall will be observed in all coastal regions. Rainfall intensity is likely to increase on 4th Dec. Wind speed is expected to be 50-55km/hr and will increase gradually gusting to 100km/hr,” he added.

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