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Cyclonic Storm: IMD sounds alert for heavy rain along Odisha, Bengal coasts

According to the forecast, a low pressure area now lies over south Thailand and its neighbourhood and is likely to emerge in the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 01, 2021 23:44 IST
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Cyclonic storm is likely to hit Odisha coast on December 4.

Cyclonic Storm Live News Updates: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of heavy rains along the coasts of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh in view of a cyclone. According to the IMD, the cyclone is likely to hit coastal Odisha on December 4.  

According to the forecast, a low pressure area now lies over south Thailand and its neighbourhood and is likely to emerge in the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours.

Bhubaneswar-based Regional Meteorological Centre has advised fishermen out in the sea to return by December 2 morning.  In neighbouring West Bengal fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea from December 3 to 5.

Cyclonic Storm in Odisha, West Bengal: Top Developments

  1. 1. Odisha Special Relief Commissioner P K Jena has asked the district collectors to monitor the situation closely keeping in view the IMD’s forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall due to the possible cyclone.
  2. 2. IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said the details like the landfall, wind speed and the expected rainfall will be known only after the low pressure turns into a depression on December 3. However, the possible cyclone is likely to impact the entire coastal region of the state.
  3. 3. The IMD's bulletin stated, "It (cyclonic system) is likely to move west­northwestwards and concentrate into a depression by December 2 and further intensify into a cyclonic storm over Central Bay of Bengal during subsequent 24 hours. It likely to move northwestwards, intensify further and reach north Andhra Pradesh­-Odisha coasts by the morning of December 4, 2021."
  4. 4. Southern Odisha is likely witness heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall at several places on December 4 and later similar situation will be seen in the northen region of the state, the weather department said. 
  5. 5. The IMD has issued 'yellow' (heavy rainfall) warning for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts where heavy rainfall is expected between 8.30 am of December 3 and 8.30 am of December 4. The met office also issued 'orange' (heavy to very heavy rainfall) warning from 8.30 am of December 4 to 8.30 am of December 5 in 11 districts.
  6. 6. Districts for which alert have been issued are: Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur. Extremely heavy rainfall is likle in one or two places in Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts.
  7. 7. As per the IMD, wind speed may reach 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal from the morning of December 4 for the subsequent 24 hours.
  8. 8. The Met department warned of heavy to very heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of East and West Midnapore and heavy rain in North and South 24 Parganas, Jhargram and Howrah in West Bengal on December 4.
  9. 9.  The Kolkata weather department said that wind speed may reach a speed of 60 to 70 kmph.  Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea from December 3 to 5.
  10. 10. The weatherman said that heavy to very heavy rain is likely to occur at one or two places on December 5 in East and West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah and Jhargram districts, while heavy rain is likely in Hooghly, Nadia, Murshidabad, East Bardhaman and Malda districts.

(With PTI inputs)

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