Cyclone Jawad: IMD issues Orange alert for twin city

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for Twin Cities that is Bhubaneswar and Cuttack due to the impending Cyclone Jawad.

Heavy and heavy rainfall very likely to occur in some parts of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city area with gusty surface wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph, it said.

There will be water logging in low-lying areas and closure of underpasses. Due to intense spells of rain, there will be reduction in the visibility. There will be disruption of traffic due to water-logging in the roads and branches of the tree will break due to the heavy to heavy rainfall.

The people have been advised to check for traffic congestion on the route they are travelling. They should follow traffic advisories that have been issued. People also should avoid going to the areas where water-logging often takes place.

According to the weather department, Cyclonic Storm Jawad over westcentral Bay of Bengal lay centered at 2330 hrs IST of yesterday over westcentral Bay of Bengal about 250 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 430 km south-southwest of Puri and 510 km south-southwest of Paradip.

It is likely to move north-northwestwards, intensify further and reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts today, the 4th December morning. Thereafter it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move along Odisha coast reaching near Puri around 5th December noon. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along coastal Odisha towards West Bengal coast.

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