Bhubaneswar: The deep depression that was formed yesterday over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast close to Kakinada between 6.30 and 7.30 am today.
IMD Bhubaneswar director H.R. Biswas informed media that the deep depression had a maximum sustained wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph. Moving west-northwestwards further, it lay centred at 8.30 am today near about 15 km west-northwest of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and 200 km eastsoutheast of Khammam in Telangana.
“It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a depression during next 6 hours and further weaken into a well-marked low pressure area during the subsequent 12 hours,” the weatherman explained.
Informing on the rainfall recorded in Odisha in the past 24 hours till 8.30 am today, he said,
“Light to moderate rainfall has occurred at most places over the districts of south coastal Odisha, at a few places over the districts of north coastal & south interior Odisha and at isolated places over the districts of north interior Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over south coastal and adjoining south interior districts of Odisha.”
The IMD regional director also informed that the chief amount of rainfall has been recorded in Mohana-14 cm, Paralakhemundi-12 cm, Nuagada-11 cm, Berhampur-10 cm, Aska-10 cm, Kashinagar-9 cm, Purushottampur-9 cm, Mahendragarh-8 cm, Chhatrapur-8 cm, R.Udaigiri-7 cm, Gunupur-7 cm, Digapahandi-6 cm, Pottangi-5 cm, Gopalpur-5 cm, Bandhugaon-4 cm, Krishnaprasad Puri-4 cm and Sorada-4 cm.