Deep Depression Intensifies Into Cyclonic Storm Jawad Over BoB: IMD DG

Bhubaneswar: The Deep Depression over west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal has intensified into a Cyclonic Storm at around 12 PM today, informed Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, on Friday.

The current wind speed at the centre of the Cyclonic Storm named Jawad is 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph. It lies about 420 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 650 km south-southeast of Paradip, and 530 km south-southeast of Gopalpur.

It is likely to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast by the evening of December 4. It may touch the land near Puri in Odisha by noon of December 5. It will continue to move north-northeastward along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast.

Under its influence, rainfall is to occur from the night of December 3. Squally wind to start along and off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast from midnight of December 3 and reach upto 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph by evening of December 4.