The deep low over the Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclone ‘Gulab’ on Saturday and an ‘orange’ alert was issued for northern Andhra Pradesh and adjacent southern coasts of Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) announced.
The cyclonic storm is expected to move almost westward and cross the northern Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur around Sunday evening, IMD’s cyclone warning division said.
The deep low over the northwest and adjacent mid-west of the Bay of Bengal moved almost westward, intensified in Cyclonic Storm Gulab, and concentrated at 5.30 p.m. IST on the 25 September, over the northwest and central west of the adjacent Bay of Bengal about 370 km east-southeast of Gopalpur pic.twitter.com/Ays0WZwjiQ
– Indian Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 25, 2021
“The deep low over the northwest and adjacent mid-west of the Bay of Bengal has moved almost westward with a speed of 7 km / h over the past six hours, and has intensified in cyclonic storm “Gulab”, “IMD said.
A cyclone warning has been issued for northern Andhra Pradesh and adjacent southern Odisha coasts. An ‘orange’ alert was also issued for the coasts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
The “amber” alert is issued as a warning of extremely bad weather with the potential to disrupt trips with road and rail closures and an interruption in the power supply.
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