Cyclone JAWAD: IMD Issues Red Warning For Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: A well marked low-pressure area has been formed over south Thailand and adjoining Andaman Sea and is likely to move west-northwestwards and centre over Andaman.

Red warning has been issued for 4 districts in Odisha namely: Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls(more than 20 cm) over the above four districts.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall will be witnessed at a few places in Odisha on December 4, in West Bengal on December 5 and in the northeastern states like Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur on December 5 and 6.

The exact location of the landfall will be clear by tomorrow said the weather bulletin.

In keeping with the Red alert, the IMD has issued the following cautions:

i) Localized flooding /Water logging and inundation in low lying areas.
ii) Minor Damage to Kutcha roads and vulnerable structure and wall collapsed of vulnerable kutcha houses.
iii) Temporary disruption of municipal services, Water logging in underpass road and occasional reduction of visibility causing traffic congestion in urban areas.
iv) Damage to horticulture/standing crops in some areas due to inundation.
v) Localized Landslides in hilly areas.
vi) Avoid staying in vulnerable structure and movement in affected areas.
vii), Complete harvest of matured paddy crop and the harvested paddy should be shifted to safer places. Also harvest the rabi vegetables like cauliflower and cabbage if heads are ready to use.

Sea condition would become very rough to High over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal on December 2.

Sea condition would be High over central Bay of Bengal on December 3 and High to very High
over west-central & northwest Bay of Bengal from the early morning of December 4 for the subsequent 24 hours.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over along and off North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast from the midnight of December 3 and become High to very High from 4th Afternoon, for the subsequent 12 hours.

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