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IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, Cyclone Jawad to hit Puri on Sunday

IMD predicts heavy to very heavy rain in Andhra Pradesh, Cyclone Jawad to hit Puri on Sunday

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Vishakhapatnam: Cyclone storm Jawad may hit Puri city on Sunday with heavy rain, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted on Friday late night. The deep depression intensified into the storm and has centered in the west-central Bay of Bengal.

The Administration has already deployed National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team to protect the people in bad situations. IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Friday said that after hitting the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, it will move towards the Northeast.

The IMD has issued red alerts in the Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal regions which are supposed to see heavy to very heavy rains in the next few hours with gusting winds at the speed of 100 kmph.

The IMD tweeted that “The Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ over the west-central Bay of Bengal lay centered at 2330 hrs IST of yesterday, the 03rd December 2021, over the west-central Bay of Bengal about 250 km southeast of Visakhapatnam, 430 km south-southwest of Puri and 510 km south-southwest of Paradip,”

According to the weather experts “The low-pressure zone had developed in the Andaman Sea on November 30 which later intensified into a deep depression point on Friday, December 2. The deep depression has converted into a cyclonic storm on Friday afternoon.”

The IMD Director General requested the fishermen to remain off the coast for the next few days.

(_Vinayak)

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