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IMD issues Cyclone alert for south Odisha coasts, Andhra Pradesh as deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies

25/09/2021 at 6:06 PM

New Delhi, Sept 25: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued a cyclone alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts.

IMD, in a tweet, said, “Cyclone Alert for north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts: DD is centred near 18.4°N/88.7°E.To cross north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts b/w Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur by the evening of September 26.”

The deep depression over the central Bay of Bengal has intensified,

The National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC) chaired a meeting under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gaubare and viewed the preparedness of Central ministries and agencies, state governments to deal with the situation arising out of a cyclonic storm developing in the Bay of Bengal.

In the meeting, the Director-General of IMD briefed that the cyclone is expected to cross the north Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coasts by the evening of September 26, with wind speeds ranging from 75-85 km per hour, gusting to 95 km per hour, accompanied by heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of the states. It is likely to affect the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam and Gajapati in Odisha.

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