The Odisha government on Friday stepped up measures in view of the looming cyclone threat.
As per IMD, the current Low-Pressure area now lies as a well-marked low pressure over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea.
The Low Pressure Area (LPA) that formed over central parts of Andaman Sea and neighbourhood now lies as a Well Marked Low over southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining Andaman Sea.
Apart from the coastal belt, the State government has also asked the Collectors of Mayurbhanj and Nayagarh districts to step up preparedness and remain alert owing to the emergency situation arising out of the possible cyclonic storm.
Models predict very heavy rainfall (8-16mm/hr) in the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Bhadrak, Angul, Dhenkanal etc. Rest of the districts will be recording rainfall in the range of 2-4mm/hr
The Cyclonic Storm 'Tauktae' is intensifying into a Severe Cyclonic Storm and is very likely to further intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm Saturday night. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and cross Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Naliya in the afternoon or evening of May 18. Under its influence, heavy to very heavy falls will be witnessed at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over Kerala and over Coastal and adjoining Ghat districts of Karnataka on May 15 and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over the same area tomorrow. Heavy to very heavy falls also likely at a few places over south Konkan & Goa and heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over north Konkan on the 15th.
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