The Deep Depression over the Bay of Bengal on Friday has intensified into a cyclonic storm and has been named ‘Jawad’. It is moving in north-west direction gradually with a speed of 60 to 70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph, said DG, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
According to Mohapatra, cyclone Jawad is likely to change its course from December 4 evening and it will lay centered near Visakhapatnam. Subsequently, it is likely to reach near Puri in Odisha coast.
“The cyclonic Storm will be very close to the coast near Puri and will move along the Odisha coast. After touching the coast, it will start weakening and move towards West Bengal,” said Mohapatra.
The IMD DG further said that several parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh will start experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall from December 3 onwards. The intensity of rainfall is likely to increase from December 4.
All the coastal districts in Odisha including Ganjam, Gajapti, Puri, Bhadrak, Balasore and the Twin Cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack will also experience heavy rainfall activities.
Though intensity will decrease on December 5, several parts of the State will experience heavy to isolated heavy rainfall.