Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm Jawad is likely to weaken into a deep depression before reaching Odisha’s Puri coast, informed Speciation Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena today citing the latest forecast by India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The official said the movement of the cyclone has weaken and will reach Odisha as deep depression.
“Little good news. The cyclone may weaken into a deep depression by the time it reaches Puri coast, as seen from IMD’s latest bulletin,” said the SRC.
The IMD bulletin said, “The Cyclonic Storm ‘Jawad’ (pronounced as Jowad) over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved slightly northwards with a speed of 4 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centered at 5.30 am today, over westcentral Bay of Bengal near Lat. 16.2°N and Long. 84.9°E, about 230 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 340 km south of Gopalpur (Odisha), 410 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 490 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha).”
It is likely to weaken gradually and move nearly northwards during next 12 hours and then north-northeastwards along Odisha coast reaching near Puri around December 5 noon as deep depression, the bulletin read.
Subsequently, it is likely to weaken further and continue to move north-northeastwards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast.