Odisha Cyclone Warning: System likely to cross coast on Sept 26; IMD forecasts landfall area
Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic storm is likely to cross south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts by evening of 26th September, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted today.
“The well marked low pressure area over east central & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal concentrated into a Depression and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 24th September 2021, over east-central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal near Lat. 18.3°N and Long. 91.2°E, about 670 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) & 740 km east of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh),” the IMD said in its bulletin issued this evening.
“It is likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and intensify further thereafter. It is likely to move initially west-northwestwards during next 24 hours and westsouthwestwards thereafter and cross south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by evening of 26th September,” the bulletin added.
Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:
* 24th Sept: Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely over East Central and adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea.
* 25th Sept: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph very likely over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal and increase gradually becoming gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from the evening and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from 26th morning till evening.
* Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely along and off Odisha-North Andhra Pradesh coasts from 25th morning. It will gradually increase becoming gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from afternoon of 26th till midnight along & off north Andhra Pradesh & adjoining south Odisha coasts.
The fishermen are advised not to venture into east-central & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on 24th and 25th Sept. They 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.