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Cyclone Jawad may not have a direct hit over Odisha

December 4, 2021 12:01 PM |

Cyclone Jawad is currently over West Central Bay of Bengal and is inching closer to Odisha coast. Its impact has started to being felt over North coast of Andhra Pradesh and coastal areas of Odisha in terms of moderate to heavy rainfall. Wind speed has increased over Odisha, North Andhra Pradesh, and West Bengal coast.

The cyclone is now heading towards northwest Bay of Bengal. Sea surface temperatures are decreasing, and vertical wind shear is increasing. These factors will not allow the cyclone to intensify further. In fact, the cyclone will start weakening by tonight.

By late afternoon cyclone will start recurving to north northeast direction and will move along the Odisha coast. It may reach near Puri district as a deep depression by afternoon of December 5th. It will continue its journey towards Gangetic West Bengal and subsequently towards South Bangladesh. Jawad may reach over Gangetic West Bengal as a depression by morning of December 6th.

Strong winds in the order of 60 to 70 kmph in gust may reach to 80-90 kmph, are possible over Odisha and West Bengal coast until December 5th. Moderate to heavy rain is also possible over Gajapati, Ganjam, Khorda, Bhubaneswar, Puri, Cuttack, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore of Odisha.

There may be light to moderate rains over Gangetic West Bengal on December 4th. Places like 24 Parganas, Medinipur, Howrah, Bankura, Hooghly and Kolkata may get rain. Rain activities will increase significantly on December 5th over Gangetic West Bengal.






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