‘Titli’ crosses Odisha coast, rainfall likely across state till Oct 12

Bhubaneswar: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ crossed south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts near Palasa in Srikakulam district between 4.30 AM and 5.30 AM today with estimated maximum sustained surface wind of 140-150 KMPH gusting to 165 KMPH.

The landfall process continued for the next 2-3 hours as wall cloud in the rear sector of the cyclone was yet to enter completely into the land. According to hourly coastal observations, Gopalpur reported surface wind speed of 126 kmph at 4.30 AM today.

The system is very likely to move northwestwards for next 12 hours 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 of today and a deep depression by morning of tomorrow.

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 India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted.

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