Cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ to cross Odisha coast on October 11

Bhubaneswar: Natural calamity fear loomed large again in Odisha today following IMD Bhubaneswar Centre’s forecast for cyclonic storm Titli’s formation near Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast in next 24 hours.

As per a Special Bulletin issued by the Centre at 8 am this morning, the depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal intensified into deep depression at 11.30 pm on October 8 ,2018 and moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of about 11 kmph in last 03 hours.

The depression lay centered at 2.30 AM on 9th October 2018 near latitude 14.6°N and longitude 87.3°E, about 570 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 530 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. It is very likely to move westnorthwestwards for some more time and then northwestwards towards Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 72 hours, it added.

The Bulletin read, on October 9 (valid upto 8.30 am of Oct 10), yellow warning (be updated) has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur pointing at Isolated heavy rainfall in these distircts.

On October 10 (valid upto 8.30 am of Oct 11), red warning (take action) has been issued for Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapara pointing at heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall. Orange Warning (be prepared) has also been issued for the same day for the districts like for districts of Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore pointing at heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places.

On October 11 (valid upto 8.30 am of October 12) red warning (take action) has been issued over districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Balasore.

Wind Warning: Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to commence along & off Odisha coast from October 9th afternoon. It is very likely to increase gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from 10th October 2018 evening onwards along & off south Odisha coast and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph along & off north Odisha coasts.

Sea condition: The sea condition is rough to very rough over central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal on 9th and very rough to high during 10th and 11th October 2018.

Fishermen Warning: The fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha Coast and Central and North Bay of Bengal till 12th October 2018.

Port Warning: Distance Cautionary Signal No. DC –I kept hoisted at all ports of Odisha.

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