Cyclone Jawad is likely to weaken further from deep depression into depression, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
Despite the weakening of the system, several parts of Odisha are experiencing moderate to heavy rainfall under the influence of the deep depression.
Umashankar Das, weather expert of IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar today said that the deep depression remnant of the cyclone Jawad now lay centered about 270 kms from Puri, 200 kms from Gopalpur and 360 kms from Paradip.
“It is likely to move north-northeast wards, weaken further into a Depression by morning of December 5, reach Odisha coast near Puri around noon,” said Das.
According to Das, Gopalpur recorded the highest 60 mm of rainfall, followed by 46 mm of rain in Paradip, Chandbali (28 mm), Balasore (24mm), Bhubaneswar (24.3 mm) and Puri recorded 21 mm of rainfall. As the system will approach Puri, the wind speed is expected to be around 60 kmph, said Das.
“Cautionary signal number 3 will remain in force in the port regions of Odisha. Some districts in north Odisha will experience rainfall activities on December 6,” Das added.
Meanwhile, the IMD has issued an ‘Orange Warning’ for heavy to very rainfall in 5 districts of Odisha today. The alert has been issued for the districts -Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur. The Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar will also experience heavy rainfall today.