Warning for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal

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(i) Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely
heavy falls (≥ 25 cm) would occur over Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh during
next 48 hrs. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall would occur over coastal areas of West
Bengal commencing from afternoon of today i.e. the 12 th October.

(ii) Gale windGale winds speed reaching 210-220 kmph gusting to 235 along and off coastal
districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha would prevail at the time of
landfall. State of Sea along and off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast will be
phenomenal. It will be rough to very rough along and off West Bengal coast during the above
period.

(iii) Storm Surge Guidance: Storm surge with height of 3.0 to 3.5 metre. above astronomical tide
would inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha and

Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh during landfall.

(iv) Damage expected over Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh: Extensive damage to

kutcha houses. Some damage to old buildings. Large scale disruption of power and communication

lines. Disruption of rail and road traffic due to extensive flooding. Potential threat from flying debris.

Flooding of escape routes. Extensive damage to agricultural crops.

(v) Action suggested: Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along north Andhra Pradesh,

Odisha and West Bengal coast. Total suspension of fishing operations. Large scale evacuation of

population from coastal areas. Total suspension of rail and road traffic in vulnerable areas. People in

affected areas to remain indoors.

Post landfall outlook: Even after landfall the system is likely to maintain the intensity of very severe

cyclonic storm for 6 hours and gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 6 hours while

moving northwestwards across interior Odisha. Under its influence rainfall at most places with heavy

falls at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places would occur over Odisha. Rainfall at

many places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would also occur over north coastal Andhra

Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand. Squally wind speed reaching 100-120 kmph would also

prevail for 6 hours and 60-70 for subsequent 6 hours over Odisha during the same period.