In view of the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued ‘Orange warning’ for several districts of south Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
As per the Regional Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar, the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly westwards with a speed of 7kmph in the last six hours. It lay centred centered about 310km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 380 km east of Kalingapatnam in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
“The cyclonic storm is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra-Pradesh and south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around evening today,” said IMD.
According to IMD, the sea condition will be ‘very rough to high’ over northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours, rough to very rough along and off Odisha coast during next 12 hours.
Fishermen have been warned not ventured into sea, along and off Odisha coasts and northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal till September 27, 2021.
Several parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall under the impact of the cyclonic storm Gulab.