Cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ weakens; warning signals lowered in Odisha
Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 30:
The cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ over Bangladesh and adjoining Mizoram and Tripura today moved further North- Northeastward owing which warning signals have been lowered at various ports in Odisha.
With this, the cyclonic storm weakened into a deep depression.
“The cyclonic storm ‘MORA’ over Bangladesh and adjoining Mizoram and Tripura moved further North- Northeastward with a speed of 26 kmph, weakened into a Deep Depression and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 30th May, 2017 over Tripura & neighbourhood near Latitude 24.2ºN and Longitude 92.2ºE, about 80 km southwest of Silchar,” a MeT bulletin said.
The system is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken further into a depression during next six hours and into a low pressure area in subsequent six hours, the late night bulletin said.
However, rain/thundershower is likely to occur at many places in districts of North Odisha and a few places over South Odisha during next 24 hours, it added.
While a Distant Warning Signal Number Two (DW-II) was hoisted at Paradeep and Gopalpur ports following the cyclonic formation, it has been lowere at these ports.
On the other hand, at least six persons were killed in Bangladesh after cyclone Mora wreaked havoc in the country’s south-eastern coast today leaving behind a trail of damaged houses and trees. The local government had evacuated around 3, 00, 000 people from 10 coastal districts.