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Cyclone Gulab to trigger heavy rains; Red warning issued to 7 dists in Odisha

26/09/2021 at 9:42 AM

cyclone Gulab

Bhubaneswar, Sept 26: In view of cyclonic storm Gulab, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued red warning for seven districts in Odisha.

“Heavy to very heavy rainfall at few places with extremely heavy falls at one or two places likely to occur over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri,” said the IMD.

IMD has also issued Orange warning for four districts such as Puri, Khurdha, Nayagarh and Kalahandi.

Yellow warning has been issued for several districts such as Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Boudh, Sonepur, Bolangir, and Nuapada in connection with the cyclonic storm.

According to IMD, the sea condition will be ‘very rough to high’ over northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.

Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the sea, along and off Odisha coasts and northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal till September 27, 2021.

The system is likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur on September 26.

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