1. No imminent danger to Odhisha coast as cyclone Roanu heads towards Bangladesh

No imminent danger to Odhisha coast as cyclone Roanu heads towards Bangladesh

The cyclonic storm 'Roanu' over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved east-northeastwards and lay centred at about 160 km east of Paradip in Odisha and 435 km southwest of Chittagong in Bangladesh over northwest Bay of Bengal.

By: | Published: May 22, 2016 5:32 PM

The cyclonic storm ‘Roanu’ over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved east-northeastwards and lay centred at about 160 km east of Paradip in Odisha and 435 km southwest of Chittagong in Bangladesh over northwest Bay of Bengal.

The system is likely to move east-northeastwards and cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s Bazar, close to Chittagong in the evening today, as a cyclonic storm.

Under its influence rainfall is very likely at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls over coastal Odisha during next 24 hours and over Gangetic West Bengal during next 36 hours.

Rainfall is also very likely at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls over Mizoram and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over south Assam, Manipur and Tripura during next 36 hours.

Wind speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is very likely to prevail along and off Odisha-West Bengal coast during next 24 hours.

Strong surface winds speed reaching 45-50 kmph likely along and off coastal Andhra Pradesh.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off North Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coast during next 36 hours, while fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into sea along and off South Coastal Andhra Pradesh.

A de-warning message was issued by the Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam last night by replacing Local Cautionary signals in all major ports in Andhra Pradesh with distant warning number two as cyclone threat has gone.

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