Odisha: Cyclone ‘Titli’ to weaken by mid-night

Bhubaneswar: The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’, which crossed south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts near Palasa in Srikakulam district between 4.30 AM and 5.30 AM today and affected Ganjam and Gajapati districts, is likely to weaken by mid-night.

The system is very likely to move northwestwards and then re-curve northeastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha. It is very likely to weaken gradually becoming severe cyclonic storm around noon, cyclonic storm around evening and a deep depression by mid-night, a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department said.

Under its influence, rainfall across Odisha is likely till October 12. Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal & interior Odisha is likely during the next 24 hours, the IMD predicted.

Squally wind speed of 40-50 kmph gusting 60 kmph very likely along & off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 24 hours. Squally wind speed of 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is very likely over adjoining districts of north interior Odisha from today afternoon for subsequent 12 hours.

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