Cyclonic Storm to cross Odisha coast on October 11
Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm and cross Odisha coast around the morning of October 11, a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The system lies about 560 km southeast of Gopalpur and is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time and then northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of 11th October, the bulletin said.
It is very likely to re-curve northeastwards, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across coastal Odisha and weaken gradually.
Damage expected in districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri:
Damage to thatched huts; Minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and Major damage to Kutcha and minor damage to Pucca roads. Some damage to paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards. Sea water inundation in low lying areas after erosion of Kutcha embankments.
Storm Surge Warning:
Storm surge of height of about 0.5 m above astronomical tide is very likely inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda & Puri districts at the time of landfall.
October 9- Isolated heavy rainfall likely in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts.
October 10- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore.
October 11- Heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Kandhamal, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Balasore.
October 12- Heavy rainfall at isolated places likely to occur over Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along & off along north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coast on October 9th night.
It is very likely to increase gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from 10th October evening onwards along & off south Odisha & adjoining districts of north Andhra Pradesh coasts and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along & off north Odisha, west Bengal and remaining districts of north Andhra Pradesh coasts.