**Bhubaneswar:** As cyclone Kyant over Bay of Bengal is heading towards Andhra Pradesh coast, it is gradually getting weak. The system is moving at a speed of 6 kmph south -south east and may make landfall at Pongal in Andhra Pradesh on 29th of Oct.
“Currently Odisha is completely out of danger though light showers can be expected in few areas. The situation in Odisha is better than yesterday as Kyant which was expected to hit south of Vizag is going further south as per recent reports”, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradipta Mohapatra.
SRC also added that, “The order of recall of government officials’ leaves will be withdrawn once it (Kyant) hits the coast.
“Surface wind from Northeasterly direction with speed reaching 45 to 50 KMPH with gusting 55 KMPH would prevail along and off Odisha Coast.Coastal Odisha would experience light rainfall in the next 24 hours. It is expected to stay in the sea till the October 29. More clarity on Kyant can be obtained by October 28 as the system was formed in the central bay went towards Myanmar and re-curved its path hence we need to the pattern” said Sarat Sahu, Director, Met department.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea. Distant Warning Signal Number TWO (DW-II) kept hoisted at all ports in Odisha. The fishermen already in deep sea are advised to return to coast immediately.