Cyclone Gulab: Warning issued for 4 ports in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In view of deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal and possible cyclonic storm Gulab, Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre today issued warning for all major ports in Odisha.

Warning has been issued for Gopalpur, Puri, Paradeep and Dhamra ports off Odisha coast.

According to IMD bulletin, the Deep Depression over north and adjoining central Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of 14 kmph in last 6 hours and lay centered at 8.30 AM of September 25 over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal, about 470 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 540 km east-northeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 6 hours.

It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by evening of September 26, 2021.

Under influence of possible cyclone Gulab, heavy rainfall with wind speed 75-85 gusting to 95 is likely in southern Odisha districts.

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