On Saturday, IMD (India Meteorological Department) has issued an alert for an cyclone in the Bay of Bengal which may fall between Odisha and north andhra coasts on the eve of Sunday.
Mrutyunjaya Mohapatra, IMD director general, “the cyclonic storm may trigger wind speed up to 90km per hour and cause heavy rain in north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha.”
IMD, tweeted, “Depression intensified into a Deep Depression over North and adjacent central BoB, likely to intensify into a CS next 12 hours and to cross south Odisha north Andhra Pradesh coasts around Kalingapatnam by September 26 evening.”
In next tweet, IMD said, “Cyclone Alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts Yellow Message #imd #cyclone.”
A yellow alert has been issued by IMD for cyclones at Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
A bulletin of the IMD issued at 8.30 am mentioned, “The Depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal moved westwards with a speed of 12 kmph in last 6 hours, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centered at 0530hrs IST of 25th September 2021, over north and adjoining the east-central Bay of Bengal near Lat. 10.4% and Long, 89.7E, about 510 lam east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) & 500 km east-northeast of Kalingapamam (Andhra Pradesh).”
A new depression has formed over the east-central Bay of Bengal which intensified into a deep depression on today and is likely to intensify into cyclone. Cyclone ‘Gulab’ is likely to cross the two states on India’s eastern coast with 70 to 80 kmph and gusting upto 90kmph speed on Sunday evening.
IMD said that it is likely into a Cyclonic Storm in next 12 hours. It is likely that by the evening of 26 September it will move near westwards and cross North Andhra Pradesh-South Odisha coasts between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapamam.
A Low-Pressure area lies over the northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining coastal areas of Pakistan with the associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 4.5 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height.
On 27 September, Light or moderate rainfall is expected at most places with heavy fo very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall at places that are likely over south Chattisgarh, heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Odisha and Telangana and heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal West Bengal.
Till 27 September, advisory is issued for fishermen to not venture into the east-central and the northeast Bay of Bengal and also along the West Bengal, Odisha and North Andhra Pradesh coasts.