ODISHA:The low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad which is likely to reach the north Andhra Pradesh and south coasts of Odisha on December 4, Saturday morning.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the depression lying centered over the Bay of Bengal about 770 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam late Thursday night is likely to move northwestwards.
PM Modi reviews the preparedness
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reviewed the preparedness to deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad that is expected to hit the North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and directed officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated.
Cyclone Jawad is to form over the central Bay of Bengal on Friday
Cyclone Jawad will reach the north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts on Saturday morning, December 4, with the wind speed ranging up to 100 kilometers per hour.
Heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is expected in many parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Gangetic West Bengal. The IMD to issue a warning about floods in low-lying areas and possible damage to standing crops and paddy.
Around 65 ongoing trains were canceled from Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh
Around 65 ongoing trains were canceled from the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh for December 3 and 4, in the wake of Cyclone Jawad, said Senior Divisional Commercial Manager of Waltair Division of East Coast Railway, A K Tripathi.