Cyclone Gulab: Weather forecast, wind warning for Bhubaneswar
Bhubaneswar: Odisha capital is likely to experience few spells of rain/ thundershower today under the influence of Cyclone Gulab, the Regional Meteorological Centre here forecasted.
“Moderate spells of rain/ thundershower with one or two spells of intense (2-3 cm/hour) rainfall very likely to occur over Bhubaneswar city,” the Meteorological Centre said.
Wind Warning: Squally surface wind speed reaching 34-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph very likely over Bhubaneswar city.
The system is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur around evening of 26th September.
* Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph very likely to prevail over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal and increase further becoming wind speed reaching 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph from forenoon of 26th till late evening.
* Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along and off Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coasts. It will gradually increase becoming gale wind speed reaching 75-85 kmph gusting to 95 kmph from afternoon of 26th till midnight along & off north Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam Districts) and south Odisha coasts (Ganjam, Gajapati Districts), 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along & off Khordha, Puri, Rayagada & Koraput districts, 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over Nabarangpur & Malkangiri districts of Odisha. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along & off remaining parts of Odisha & Andhra Pradesh & West Bengal coasts on 26th Sept. and over northeast Bay of Bengal on 26th Sept.
Storm surge warning
Tidal wave of about 0.5 m height above the astronomical tide likely to inundate low lying areas of Srikakulam, Sompeta, Vizianagaram, Ganjam districts during the time of landfall.
* The fishermen are advised not to venture into east-central & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on 26th Sept.
* The fishermen are advised not to venture into northwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal & North Andhra Pradesh coasts till 27th Sept.