IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra shares details on probable cyclone over Bay of Bengal
As per the IMD, a low pressure area lies over South Thailand and neighbourhood and it is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea in the next 12 hours.
In an exclusive interview to OTV, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today said that the cyclonic storm is likely to move northwestwards, intensify further and reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts by the morning of December 4, 2021.
The Chief Secretary advised them to keep a vigil on such places where people are likely to cross over to other side during overflow of the streams. He asked them to appoint special officers in every mandal to avoid any human and asset loss.
Cyclonic storm ’Gulab’ is approaching the coast faster and is expected to hit the coast much earlier than anticipated.
Keeping in mind the likely impact of Cyclone Gulab, schools and educational institutions in 11 districts of Odisha will remain closed on Monday (September 27), informed Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena.
The Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar on Saturday said that a cyclonic circulation is likely to emerge over northeast and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around September 27, 2021.
These visuals show a tornado spotted at Mahakalapada area of Kendrapara on May 26th as Cyclone Yaas made its landfall in Odisha. The sight triggered panic among locals who captured this nature’s fury on camera. The video, courtesy of DD Odia News, was tweeted by PIB Odisha.
The landfall process has started and the process will take nearly 3-4 hrs, as Yaas is not a fast-moving cyclone. The motion will reduce to half when it touches Odisha landmass.
Heavy rainfall witnessed near Dhamra coast, with wind speed picking as Cyclone Yaas landfall time approaches near.
While INCOIS, ECMWF and ICON predict the landfall in West Bengal, close to Balasore, US-GFS identifies it as Odisha
Cyclone "Tauktae" is very likely to move north-eastwards and weaken gradually into a well-marked low-pressure area during next 12 hours, the India Meteorological Department said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Gujarat and Diu on Wednesday to personally review the situation there and the damage wrought by cyclone Tauktae, government sources said.
The Indian Navy has rescued 60 people on board a barge that went adrift in the Arabia Sea near Mumbai hours before a very severe cyclonic storm with winds gusting up to 185 km per hour made landfall on the Gujarat coast, an official said on Tuesday.
The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport had announced suspension of all air services, initially for three hours from 11 am on Monday due to the cyclone. This was later extended eventually to 10 pm in different phases.