Cyclone Jawad: Odisha districts announce closure of schools

Bhubaneswar: In view of Cyclone Jawad, Nayagarh, Puri and Ganjam administrations have decided for closure of schools in the districts on December 4 (Saturday).

“As per kind instructions of Collector & District Magistrate, Ganjam, the schools of Ganjam District shall remain closed on 04.12.2021 in view of upcoming Cyclone “JAWAD”. The teaching and non-teaching staff will attend the schools as usual and remain alert to attend the instructions of the administration to provide all sorts of cooperation. The instructions shall be strictly adhered to,” a notification issued by the District Education Office, Ganjam said.

Similarly, decision regarding closure of schools in Puri was taken as the cyclone is likely to make landfall in the district on December 5.

Cyclone Jawad over the Bay of Bengal is likely to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by the morning of December 4.

The system is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move along Odisha coast reaching near Puri around noon of December 5. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along coastal Odisha towards West Bengal coast.

Forecasted Wind Speed: Gale winds speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph likely to prevail over westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal from today evening and gradually increase becoming 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northwest & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal from the evening of 4th December for the subsequent 12 hours.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along & off North Andhra Pradesh–Odisha coasts from the midnight of today, the 3rd December and increase gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from 4th evening, for the subsequent 12 hours.

Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph also likely to commence along & off West Bengal coast from 4th December evening and become Gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from the morning of 5th December for the subsequent 12 hours.

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