Cyclone Titli makes landfall
Gopalpur: Cyclone Titli made its landfall on Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast early this morning, bringing with it heavy rain and winds gusting at 140-150 kmph.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Cyclone Titli is expected to cross the Odisha coast over the next two hours.
HR Biswas, the director of Bhubaneswar based Metereological Centre, said, ““The process of landfall has started and it will completely cross the Odisha coast in one or two hours. The system will pass close to Gopalpur,”
As the landfall process started, at least five districts like Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Khurda and Jagatsinghpur have been receiving heavy amount of rainfall coupled with high speed winds under the impact of Titli.
Cyclone Titli has the estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 140-150 kmph gusting to 165 kmph between 04.30 and 05.30 hours IST.
The landfall process will continue for the next 2-3 hours as wall cloud in the rear sector of the cyclone is yet to enter completely into the land.
While Gopalpur reported 102 kmp, Kalingapatnam reported 56 kmp surface wind speed by 05.30 hrs IST today.
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