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Suryakant Jena

The Deep Depression over northwest & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ (pronounced as Gul-Aab), the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday.

The country's premier weather forecasting agency has issued an Orange Message in its latest cyclone warning for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts.

The Deep Depression over northwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 07 kmph in last 6 hours, intensified into Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab' the IMD said in its bulletin.

As per the status report, the system lay centered at 5.30 pm of 25th September 2021, over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal near Lat. 18.3°N and Long. 88.3°E, about 370 km east-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) & 440 km east of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

It is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh - south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur around evening of 26th September, 2021, said the weather department.

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