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Cyclone likely to miss Odisha-Andhra coast, set to change course on May 10 | Latest News India

Weather forecasts say on May 10 gales touching 90 kmph and gusts up to 100 kmph are likely over west-central and adjoining northwest and east-central Bay of Bengal.

Bhubaneswar: There is little chance of the cyclonic storm that’s forming on the Bay of Bengal of hitting both the Odisha or Andhra Pradesh coast as it’s anticipated to re-curve and change path after May 10 night, Meteorological division officers mentioned.

Met officers in Bhubaneswar mentioned the well-marked low stress space over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea may be very likely to transfer north-westwards and intensify right into a despair over through the subsequent 3 hours and additional right into a cyclone over east-central Bay of Bengal on May 8.

“It is very likely to continue to move north-westwards till 10th May evening and reach west-central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve north-north-eastwards and move towards Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast,” mentioned IMD officers.

The officers indicated there shall be no landfall in Odisha or Andhra Pradesh. “After moving north-north-eastwards, the system will weaken in the sea. It may have the same intensity as Cyclone Jawad, which had formed over the Bay of Bengal in December last year but weakened into a deep depression and caused rainfall at Paradip,” mentioned senior scientist Uma Shankar Das.

According to Met division officers, on May 10, gales with wind velocity reaching 80-90 kmph and gusting up to 100 kmph is likely to prevail over west-central and adjoining northwest and east-central Bay of Bengal. Squalls with wind velocity reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are likely over coastal districts of north Andhra Pradesh. On May 11, gales reaching 70-80 kmph velocity and gusting to 90 kmph is likely to prevail over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal. Squalls with wind velocity reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are likely over coastal districts of Odisha and adjoining coastal north Andhra Pradesh.

However, as a precautionary measure in opposition to the potential cyclonic storm, 175 specialised groups of Odisha Fire Services have been shaped to deploy within the likely to be affected districts, mentioned Fire Services chief DG Santosh Upadhyay. Each Special workforce has energy saws, Combi Tools, Tower Lights and different rescue tools with them.


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