Hurricane threat, IMD alert, possibility of heavy rain in next 24 hours

Hurricane threat, IMD alert, possibility of heavy rain in next 24 hours

Cyclone Alert: It is likely to intensify by Sunday evening. Sea fishermen were advised to return to shore.
Hurricane threat, IMD alert, possibility of heavy rain in next 24 hours

Cyclone Alert: According to the Meteorological Department, about 170 km west of Carnicobar, at 11.30 am on Saturday, a pressure is maintained over the southeastern Bay of Bengal. It will intensify into a hurricane by May 8 (Sunday). According to the IMD, the storm will move northwest by May 10. It will then move northeast. Meanwhile, in view of the hurricane, the IMD has issued a thunderstorm and heavy rain alert in some districts of West Bengal from Tuesday to Friday next week.

It is expected to reach the coast by May 10.

IMD Director General Martyunjay Mohapatra said the low pressure area is likely to move towards northwest and turn into a hurricane in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and a hurricane in the east central Bay of Bengal. It is expected to reach the coast by May 10 (Tuesday). “Right now, where it will knock, nothing can be said,” he said. “We estimate that the wind speed will be 80-90 kmph during the cyclone,” Mohapatra said.

Odisha Government Alert

The Odisha government has asked the disaster response force and fire services to be ready in view of the weather forecast. In the last three years there have been hurricanes in the summer season. Fani in 2019, Amphan in 2020 and Yas storm in 2021. Director General of Fire Services Santosh Kumar Upadhyay said, “We have alerted the units in 30 districts. The southern districts may be affected more. That is why we have asked the officials to remain vigilant.”

Holidays for firefighters have been canceled.

Santosh Kumar Upadhyay said that the leave of fire brigade personnel has been canceled. Sea fishermen have been told to return to shore soon. At the same time, it has been advised not to visit the Andaman Sea and the southeastern Bay of Bengal.


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