A deep depression in the Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclone storm Jawad on Friday and is likely to make landfall near Puri in Odisha on Sunday, the IMD said. The areas which will be impacted the most include north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south coastal Odisha. Very heavy rainfall is expected in these areas and a red alert has been issued for some districts. The IMD has also forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over West Bengal, Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura over the weekend. The NDRF has kept ready 64 teams to deal with any eventuality resulting from the cyclone. Follow IndiaToday for LIVE updates on Cyclone Jawad:
Cyclonic storm likely to reach near Puri around noon tomorrow: IMD
Cyclonic storm is likely to weaken further into a depression by Sunday morning and is likely to reach near Puri around tomorrow noon, IMD was quoted as saying by ANI.
“Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-NE wards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during subsequent 24 hours,” it added.
The Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ weakened into a Deep Depression at 1730 hrs IST of today, it is about 180 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 260 km south of Gopalpur , 330 km south-southwest of Puri and 420 km south-southwest of Paradip.