Bhubaneswar: The landfall process of cyclone Gulab commenced at around 6:10 pm on Sunday, Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra informed.
“The cloud bands of this system is entering coastal Andhra Pradesh’s northern part of coastal Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha’s coast. Over the next three hours, the cyclone will hit land, 25 kms north of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh,” Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said.
The entire landfall process will continue for 3 hours. Under the effect of landfall wind speed will reach 75 to 85 kmph with gusts up to 95 kmph. “Today, we recorded wind speed of 31 kmph at Puri and 26 kmph at Gopalpur. As the cyclone approaches coast, the wind speed will increase at Ganjam and Gajapati districts,” he added.