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IMD issues Cyclone Alert for south Odisha ­ north Andhra Pradesh coasts

Bhubaneswar:20/9/18:The deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards in past six hours with a speed about 12 kmph. It lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 20th September, 2018 over west central Bay of Bengal near latitude 17.60N and longitude 86.80E, about 290 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (Coastal Andhra Pradesh) and about 270 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha).

It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross south Odisha ­ north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Kalingapatnam & Puri (Odisha), close to Gopalpur around mid-night of today, the 20th September as a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:


Date/Time(IST)
Position
(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)
Maximum sustained surface 
wind speed (Kmph)
Category of cyclonic disturbance
20.09.18/1130
17.6/86.8
55-65 gusting to 75
Deep Depression
20.09.18/1730
18.5/85.5
60-70 gusting to 80
Cyclonic Storm
20.09.18/2330
19.2/84.2
60-70 gusting to 80
Cyclonic Storm
21.09.18/0530
19.8/82.9
55-65 gusting to 75
Deep Depression
21.09.18/1130
20.5/81.4
45-55 gusting to 65
Depression
21.09.18/2330
21.8/78.9
40-50 gusting to 60
Depression
22.09.18/1130
23.1/76.5
30-40 gusting to 50
Depression

Warning

  1. Rainfall:

Meteorological Subdivision
Forecast for Day-1 upto 0830 hours IST of 21 Sept
Forecast for Day-2 upto 0830 hours IST of 22 Sept
Forecast for Day-3 upto 0830 hours IST of 23 Sept
Odisha
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over Odisha with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over south Odisha
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over north Odisha
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places
Coastal Andhra Pradesh
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls with extremely heavy falls at isolated places over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh
Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places
Rainfall at many places
Telangana
Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls with extremely heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places

Gangetic west Bengal
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places
Jharkhand
Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places
Chhattisgarh
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places
Vidarbha
Rainfall at many places
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rayalaseema
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places
Rainfall at a few places
East Madhya Pradesh
Rainfall at a few places
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places

West Madhya Pradesh
Rainfall at isolated places
Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places
East Rajasthan
Rainfall at isolated places
Rainfall at a few places with heavy falls at isolated places
Rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places

  1. Wind Warning:
  • Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely along & off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh Coasts during next 03 hours. It will gradually increase becoming 60-70 kmph gusting 80 kmph from today evening for subsequent 12 hours.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely along & off West Bengal during next 24 hours.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely over central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal around the deep depression centre. It will gradually increase becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over northwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal from today, the 20th September evening for subsequent 12 hours
  1. Sea Condition:
State of sea will be very rough over central and North Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh Coasts during next 06 hours and become high along & off north Andhra Pradesh & south Odisha Coasts from today, the 20th September evening for subsequent 12 hours.
  1. Storm Surge Warning:
Storm surge of about 0.5 meter above astronomical tides likely to inundate low lying areas of districts of Vizianagaram & Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh; Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda and Puri districts of Odisha at the time of landfall.
  1. Damage Expected over districts of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam of Andhra Pradesh, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri districts of Odisha :
Damage to thatched huts; Minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and Major damage to Kutcha and minor damage to Pucca roads. Some damage to paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards. Sea water inundation in low lying areas after erosion of Kutcha embankments.
  1. Action Suggested:
Total suspension of fishing operations, Fishermen are advised not to venture into northwest Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh Coasts during next 24 hours.

About Editor in chief

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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