Cyclone Gulab: impact area, expected trajectory and further details in 10 points | Latest India News

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that a low pressure system in the Bay of Bengal, which intensified as a deep depression on Saturday, will turn into a cyclone by Sunday evening. Cyclone Gulab is likely to cross northern Andhra Pradesh and adjacent southern Odisha in the next 12 hours, the IMD said.

The wind speed in the region is expected to be 70 to 80 km / h and in gusts up to 90 km / h according to the IMD forecast. The weather agency has issued a yellow warning for the Kalingapatnam area – Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur – from which the cyclone is expected to cross.

The cyclone will likely move first west-northwest and west-southwest over the next 24 hours.

Here is the latest information on cyclone movement and government advice:

• The deep depression was 470 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 540 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, the IMD announced on Twitter.

• According to the IMD forecast, the system will bring extensive and heavy rainfall in parts of east and central India.

• For the next three days the seas in the coastal areas of Odisha, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh will be rough.

• The Coast Guard has alerted fishermen in the area by issuing weather warnings about the low pressure area. They were advised not to venture into the deep sea from September 25 until further notice.

• IMD also forecast local road flooding and waterlogging in low-lying areas due to torrential rainfall over the coast of Andhra Pradesh on September 26 and Odisha and Chhattisgarh in the next two days.

• The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha, has asked all district collectors to remain vigilant regarding the weather forecast.

• This is the second depression of the season and also the second in September. No pits formed between June and August.

• Five to six depressions typically form during the monsoon season, bringing extensive rainfall to the Central and West Indies.

• The IMD has forecast another cyclone circulation for September 28th, which will bring new rainfalls for East and Central India.

• According to the weather department, there has only been a two percent shortage of monsoon rain since June.

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