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Vikash Sharma

After weakening, the Deep Depression remnants of cyclonic storm Jawad will further lose steam and turn into a Depression on Sunday, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Cyclone Jawad Live Updates: Jawad Inches Closer To Odisha Coast

As per IMD, it is likely to move north-northeast wards and reach Odisha coast near Puri around noon today.

“It is likely to continue to move north-northeast wards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken into a low pressure area during subsequent 12 hours,” said IMD.

As per IMD, the Deep Depression lay centered at 0530hrs IST of December 5, over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal about 130 km of Gopalpur. It is likely to move north-northeast wards, weaken further into a Depression and reach Odisha coast near Puri around noon today.

Umashankar Das, weather expert of IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar said 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.

Earlier the IMD had predicted heavy rainfall activity in several parts of Odisha in the next few hours. An Orange warning for heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for five districts of the State. Heavy rain alert has also been sounded for the twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar. h

 

 

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