The low pressure created in the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal has turned into a cyclonic storm. Moreover, as per IMD reports, the cyclone will hit the coastal lands of Odisha. Thereby, SRC has issued an immediate and strict advisory to be followed by all officials and people of the state.
The cyclone named Asani is likely to make landfall in Odisha on May 10th. The cyclone is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal by 7th May evening and into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Bay of Bengal by 8th May evening. It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards and reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts on 10th May.
While speaking to the media persons, SRC Pradeep Jena said that as many as 17 teams of the NDRF, 20 ODRAF teams, and 175 Fire Service teams will be deployed after a more accurate forecast of the track, intensity and landfall following the intensification of low pressure to depression by tomorrow.
RAINFALL: Light to moderate rainfall is very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.
WIND WARNING: Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is likely to prevail over Central parts of Bay of Bengal on 9th May and gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is likely to prevail over West central and adjoining northwest & east-central Bay of Bengal on 10th May 2022.
SEA CONDITION: Sea condition is likely to become high over central parts of Bay of Bengal on 9th May and over west-central & adjoining northwest and the east-central Bay of Bengal on 10th May.
FISHERMEN WARNING FOR DEEP SEA AREA: Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea area over the central Bay of Bengal on 9th & 10th May and over northwest Bay of Bengal on 10th May. Fishermen whoever’s out at sea are advised to return to the coast by 10th May 2022.
ADVISE: The system may be closely watched & monitored. Flood situations may likely occur and waterlogging may arise in low-lying areas. Advice for fishermen to be strictly followed. Keep the district administration alert and in readiness to meet any eventuality.
Story By- Saayak Karmakar, Resident Editor, Interview Times
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