Newdelhi:2/5/19:Yesterday’s extremely severe cyclonic storm over westcentral Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved north-northeastwards and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST of 02nd May, 2019 over the same region near latitude 17.1°N and longitude 84.8°E, about 320 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha), 170 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) and 610 km south- southwest of Digha (West Bengal).
It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali around Puri during forenoon of 3rd May, with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph. Landfall process is very likely to continue till noon/afternoon of tomorrow the 3rd May.
After the landfall the system is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, weaken gradually and enter into West Bengal as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with the wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph. It is very likely to move further north- northeastwards and emerge into Bangladesh on 4thApril evening as a Cyclonic Storm with wind speed 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.
The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather Radars Vishakhapatnam & Machilipatnam.
Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:
(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)
|Maximum sustained surface
wind speed (kmph)
|Category of cyclonic
|02.05.19/1430||17.1/84.8||190-200 gusting to 220||Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|02.05.19/1730||17.5/85.0||190-200 gusting to 220||Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|02.05.19/2330||18.3/85.2||180-190 gusting to 210||Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|03.05.19/0530||19.0/85.5||175-185 gusting to 205||Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|03.05.19/1130||19.8/85.8||170-180 gusting to 200||Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|03.05.19/2330||21.3/86.7||130-140 gusting to 155||Very Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|04.05.19/1130||23.0/88.1||90-100 gusting to 115||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|04.05.19/2330||24.7/89.4||50-60 gusting to 70||Deep Depression|
|05.05.19/1130||26.3/90.8||20-30 gusting to 40||Well Marked Low Pressure Area|
- Heavy rainfall warning
- North Andhra Pradesh: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls over Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram district and isolated heavy to extremely
Heavy falls (>20 cm) over Srikakulam district on 2nd May and with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Srikakulam district on 3rd May.
- Odisha: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy falls (over Ganjam & Gajapati districts) at isolated places very likely over south coastal & adjoining interior Odisha on 2nd It is likely to increase with moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Odisha & adjoining districts of interior Odisha on 3rd. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Balasore, Mayurbhanj districts of north Odisha on 4th May.
- West Bengal: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over coastal & adjoining districts of West Bengal on 3rd; and heavy to very falls at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal on 4th Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim on 4th May.