Cyclone Jawad Highlights: Cyclone ‘Jawad’ shows mercy, spares India’s east coast havoc

Cyclone Jawad Highlights, Cyclone Jawad in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Puri Updates: Teen killed in Andhra rains; Bengal evacuates thousands in coastal areas

Cyclone Jawad Live Updates: IMD says Jawad likely to weaken and hit Puri coast as a deep depression; Paradip, Bhubaneswar hit by torrential rains
Cyclone Jawad Live Updates: People visit the deserted Chandrabhaga sea beach, amid Cyclone Jawad threat in Puri. (PTI Photo)

Cyclone Storm Jawad Tracking Live, Cyclone Jawad in West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh Highlights: The India Meteorological Department said on Saturday that cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ is likely to weaken into a deep depression before it reaches the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast by noon today. “It is likely to weaken gradually and move northwards during the next 12 hours and then north-northwards along the Odisha coast, reaching close to Puri… as a deep depression,” the Met department said.

The IMD said in its latest bulletin that cyclone Jawad is expected to weaken further and continue to move north-northeastwards along the Odisha coast towards the West Bengal coast.

Weather Scientist US Dash of the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, told PTI that the system is likely to hit the Puri coast (Odisha) as a deep depression after getting weakened inside the sea during its journey to the shore.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena had said on Friday that cyclone Jawad is likely to make landfall somewhere in Puri district before heading out to the Bay of Bengal. His tweet today read: “Little good news. The cyclone may weaken by the time it reaches Puri coast to a deep depression as seen from @iIndiametdept latest bulletin.”

Earlier on Friday, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has earmarked a total of 64 teams to tackle the situation arising out of the cyclonic storm.

Following cyclone Jawad, Konark Festival and International Sand Art festival have been cancelled in Odisha. Farmers have been requested to safeguard their produce/crops. Warning has also been issued for those living in low-lying areas. They should be shifted to safer places. “Due to gale wind, people should stay in safer places as landslides are likely to occur”, IMD Amaravati Director Stella Samuel noted.

A total of 64 teams has been earmarked by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to handle the situation arising out of the cyclone ‘Jawad’, which is expected to hit the state of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal this weekend on Saturday.

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21:41 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Odisha scales down evacuation as Cyclone Jawad weakens into deep depression

With the Cyclone Jawad weakening into a deep depression, Odisha government Saturday scaled down evacuation and shifted ONLY 1,500 people, including 300 pregnant women to safe places, a senior official said. The IMD in its latest bulletin said that the cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’, which initially moved over westcentral Bay of Bengal, changed its course and started rolling in northwestwards at a speed of 9 kmph during the past six hours. The system has now weakened into a deep depression and lay centered over westcentral Bay of Bengal, about 180 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 260 km south of Gopalpur (Odisha), 330 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 420 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha) at 5.30 pm. – PTI

21:10 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: WB evacuates thousands, cyclone to turn into deep depression when it reaches state

The West Bengal government on Saturday evacuated about 18000 people in coastal South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts and asked tourists in sea resorts to stay away from beaches, even as the met department said that Cyclone Jawad, which looms large over the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast, will turn into a deep depression when it reaches Bengal and trigger heavy rains in the coastal areas. The weather office said several places in the metropolis, North and South 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, Howrah and Hooghly districts have received light rainfall since Saturday morning. – PTI

20:51 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclone Jawad weakens into a deep depression

India’s east coast is unlikely to face the fury of cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ which has weakened into a deep depression before reaching the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast but thousands of people living along the sea have been evacuated as a precautionary measure, officials said on Saturday. However, a teenager was killed in Srikakulam district of Andhra Pradesh after a tree came crashing down on him in heavy rain under the influence of the tempest. People of Odisha, already battered by cyclone ‘Gulab’ and ‘Yaas’ in the last one year, heaved a sigh of relief as the storm began ebbing away while still rolling over the sea. There was no rain in Odisha capital Bhubaneswar and coastal districts since noon, prompting the authorities to stop evacuation. – PTI

18:01 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: There is no mobile connectivity issues or road blockages so far, says Atul Karwal DG, NDRF

According to the prediction, the cyclone will turn into a deep depression by midnight. 3-7 cm rainfall have been observed in some regions. There is no mobile connectivity issues or road blockages so far: Atul Karwal DG, NDRF (ANI)

17:59 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: NDRF is prepared for the Jawad Cyclone, says Atul Karwal DG, NDRF

NDRF is prepared for the Jawad Cyclone. A total of 64 teams are available in the affected areas of WB, Andhra and Odisha of which 52 are deployed. According to IMD, the intensity of cyclone and wind speed has reduced and is around 200km from Vishakhapatnam: Atul Karwal DG, NDRF (ANI)

17:45 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: One NDRF team has been deployed here in Puri 

Odisha | In view of Cyclone Jawad, one team has been deployed here in Puri. If the situation worsens here, we have all the rescue equipment and team ready for that: NDRF officer Biswanath Choudhary (ANI)

17:35 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Evacuations have been done only in the low lying and vulnerable areas along the coast, says HR Biswas

The maximum wind speed is expected to be 75 km/hr. Only heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected and no storm warnings in any region. Traffic may be affected due to waterlogging. Evacuations have been done only in the low lying and vulnerable areas along the coast: HR Biswas Director IMD Bhubaneshwar (ANI)

17:19 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Weakening trend in the intensity of the cyclone, says HR Biswas Director IMD Bhubaneshwar

The Jawad Cyclone was observed moving northwards in the past 1 hour &will continue the same for the next 12 hours. Weakening trend in the intensity of the cyclone & expected to hit the coastal regions of Puri tomorrow and will weaken gradually: HR Biswas Director IMD Bhubaneshwar
(ANI)

16:58 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: People living in low lying houses are only being moved, says Pradeep Kumar Jena

All our response forces are deployed in the fields and some evacuation is also going on. People living in low lying houses are only being moved. As an impact of this cyclone, we expect large scale damage to paddy crops. Crop damage assessments are being done: Pradeep Kumar Jena (ANI)

16:48 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclone showing signs of weakening, says Pradeep Kumar Jena, Relief Commissioner, Odisha

The #Jawad cyclone is currently located around 210 km in the southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 390km southwest of Puri. The cyclone is showing signs of weakening. The cyclone will move away from Odisha by tomorrow evening: Pradeep Kumar Jena, Relief Commissioner, Odisha (ANI) 

16:29 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Wind speed is expected to increase in a few hours in Bengal’s Digha

West Bengal | Light rainfall has already started and wind speed is expected to increase in a few hours. We are asking people in the coastal areas of old and new Digha to move to safer places: M Kalaiyasan 2nd Batallion, NDRF

16:11 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: West Bengal govt evacuates thousands of people in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts

West Bengal govt evacuates thousands of people in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, urges tourists in popular sea resorts to stay away from beaches as #CycloneJawad looms large over Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast

15:56 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: ‘Jawad’ lay centered about 230 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatanam

‘Jawad’ moved slightly northwards with a speed of 4 kmph during the past six hours and lay centered about 230 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatanam (Andhra Pradesh), 340 km south of Gopalpur (Odisha), 410 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 490 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha) at 5.30 am, the IMD bulletin said.

15:17 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ about 210km eastsoutheast of Visakhapatnam

Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ about 210km eastsoutheast of Visakhapatnam at 1130 hrs IST of 04th December 2021. To weaken gradually during next 06 hours, and reach near Puri around 5th December noon as a Deep Depression 

15:09 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Paradip recorded the maximum downpour at 68 mm followed by Bhubaneswar (10.4) mm in last 12 hours

The entire coastal region of Odisha has been experiencing rainfall since Friday night. Paradip recorded the maximum downpour at 68 mm followed by Bhubaneswar (10.4) mm in the last 12 hours, the met office said. (PTI)

14:51 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Jawad likely to rub the coast in Odisha near Puri with a sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.

IMD Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said the system is likely to rub the coast in Odisha near Puri with a sustained wind speed of 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph. (PTI)

14:29 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) P K Jena says cyclone may weaken by the time it reaches Puri coast
14:05 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Sigh of relief for Odisha, AP as cyclone ‘Jawad’ likely to weaken into deep depression

Cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ is likely to weaken into a deep depression before it reaches the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast by Saturday noon, officials said. “It is likely to weaken gradually and move northwards during the next 12 hours and then north-northwards along the Odisha coast, reaching close to Puri… as a deep depression,” the India Meteorological Department said. (PTI)

13:16 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: The evacuation of people from vulnerable areas is ongoing in Puri, says District Magistrate

Odisha | The evacuation of people from vulnerable areas is ongoing. Teams for restoration of services like power and drinking water supply post-cyclone are ready. Those in cyclone shelters are being provided with hot meals: Samarth Verma, Puri District Magistrate (ANI) 

12:56 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Wind speed is expected to be 50-70kmph till Dec 5 afternoon, says IMD

There’ll be a weakening north-northeastwards change in the movement of Cyclone Jawad after evening, along the Odisha coast; till Dec 5, it’ll reach Puri area to form a deep depression. Wind speed is expected to be 50-70kmph till Dec 5 afternoon: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG-IMD (ANI)

12:46 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Rainfall activity will increase today in districts like Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & adjoining areas of Visakhapatnam, says IMD

Rainfall activity will increase today in districts like Srikakulam, Vizianagaram & adjoining areas of Visakhapatnam. WB might also experience rain today & tomorrow. Andhra Pradesh will be clear & north Odisha might witness rain on Dec 5: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, DG-IMD (ANI) 

12:31 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclone Jawad is moving north-northwest & is centred 230km east of Visakhapatnam, says IMD

As predicted, Cyclone Jawad is moving north-northwest & is centred 230km east of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh & 400km south of Puri, Odisha. Collected cloud mass over north Andhra Pradesh & coastal Odisha districts has led to rain since last evening: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra DGM-IMD (ANI)

12:15 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Everyone present at the Puri beach has been asked to vacate the area, says Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh

The safety of the people is our topmost priority. Everyone present at the Puri beach has been asked to vacate the area. Shelter homes have been established in Puri; all are requested to follow government guidelines on Cyclone Jawad: Puri SP Kanwar Vishal Singh (ANI) 

12:00 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: People vacate Puri beach area with their make-shift shops & belongings 

Odisha: People vacating the Puri beach area with their make-shift shops & belongings, while the deployed police expedite the process in the wake of Cyclone Jawad (ANI) 

11:43 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Lifeguards urge people to vacate Puri beach 

Odisha: Lifeguards from the Odisha Fire & Disaster dept urge people to vacate Puri beach, in the wake of Cyclone Jawad (ANI) 

11:29 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Continuous rains witnessed across Andhra Pradesh’s Srikakulam

Andhra Pradesh | Continuous rains witnessed across the district, windspeeds of 50kmph at few locations; 79 cyclone shelters operation since yesterday. NDRF, SDRF, fire teams on alert and deployed across the district: Shrikesh B Lathkar, Collector & DM, Srikakulam on cyclone Jawad (ANI)

11:14 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: East Coast Railway prepared to face challenges posed by cyclone Jawad, says Divisional Railway Manager

Visakhapatnam | Waltair Division of East Coast Railway is prepared to face the challenges posed by cyclone Jawad. We are in touch with the state govt, SDRF, NDRF & other agencies. Our personnel are on alert & in full preparedness: AK Satpathy, Divisional Railway Manager (ANI)

10:58 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: UGC-NET, IIFT exam postponed in some centres over cyclone ‘Jawad’

The University Grants Commission – National Eligibility Test (UGC-NET) and an entrance exam of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) that were scheduled for Sunday has been postponed in some centres of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal due to Cyclone ‘Jawad’. The UGC-NET 2020 and June 2021 has been rescheduled for the centres in Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, and Puri, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur in Ganjam district and Gunupur in Rayagada district of Odisha, the National Testing Agency said in a notice on Friday.

Entrance examination of the MBA (International Business) of the IIFT has been postponed at the centres in Kolkata and Durgapur in West Bengal; Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Sambalpur in Odisha; and Vijayawada and Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, it said. The date of the exam of the candidates who are admitted to the exam centres in the mentioned cities will be announced later, the NTA said.

However, candidates are advised to note that the postponement is applied only to the cities mentioned and the exam will be held at all other cities of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and other states as per schedule, it said. Candidates check the NTA website – http://www.nta.ac.in — for latest updates, information, and contact the helpdesk – 00140459000 — or email at ugc.net@nta.ac.in for queries, it added.

The NET is conducted on behalf of the University Grants Commission (UGC) for determining the eligibility for assistant professorship, junior research fellowship or both. The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified on Friday into Cyclone ‘Jawad’.
The weather system is likely to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off the north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts by Saturday morning, the India Meteorological Department said.

Then, the storm is likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move along the Odisha coast, reaching near Puri around Sunday noon. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along coastal Odisha towards West Bengal coast. (PTI)

10:42 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: 11 NDRF, 5 SDRF, 6 Coast Guard, 10 Marine Police teams deployed in three districts of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh | 11 NDRF, 5 SDRF, 6 Coast Guard, 10 Marine Police teams deployed in three districts of the state, in view of cyclone Jawad. 54,008 persons have been evacuated from low-lying areas of Vishakapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam (ANI)

10:31 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, Puri witnesses rainfall and high-speed winds

Puri | Following #CycloneJawad warning, fishermen do not venture into the sea. Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, Puri witnesses rainfall and high-speed winds (ANI) 

10:12 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: All Govt, aided, and private schools affiliated with School and Mass Education Department in 19 districts of Odisha to remain closed today

All Govt, aided, and private schools affiliated with School and Mass Education Department in 19 districts of Odisha to remain closed today (December 4) in view of cyclone ‘Jawad’, the department says (ANI)

 
09:58 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclonic storm Jawad over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved slightly northwards, says IMD

Cyclonic storm Jawad over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved slightly northwards with a speed of 04 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of today, about 230 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 410 km south-southwest of Puri and 490 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha): IMD

09:54 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Schools and colleges to remain closed today due to heavy rainfall in Madurai region

Tamil Nadu | Schools and colleges in the district to remain closed today due to heavy rainfall in the region: Madurai Dist. Collector Aneesh Sekhar (ANI)

22:22 (IST)03 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Indian Institute of Foreign Trade entrance exam postponed

Re-scheduling of entrance exam for MBA (IB) 2022-24 of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, scheduled for 5th Dec, postponed in Vijayawada & Visakhapatnam (Andhra), Bhubaneswar, Sambalpur, Cuttack (Odisha) and Kolkata, Durgapur (WB). Revised date to be announced later. – ANI

22:21 (IST)03 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclone ‘Jawad’: Cabinet secy asks agencies to ensure zero loss of life, min damage to property

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Friday reviewed the preparations being undertaken to tackle the impending cyclone, ‘Jawad’, in the Bay of Bengal region and directed all agencies involved to ensure no life is lost and property damage is minimum. The cyclonic storm is likely to reach the coast of north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Saturday morning and it is expected to move along the coast of Odisha and adjoining Andhra Pradesh and touch the shores around Puri by December 5 noon, according to the India Meteorological Department. Apart from these two states, West Bengal too could be affected by strong winds and heavy rains hitting its coastal areas. – PTI

22:17 (IST)03 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Cyclone Jawad likely to bring heavy rain to south Bengal

The southern part of West Bengal is bracing for heavy to very heavy rainfall and gusty wind, as the weatherman forecast that cyclone Jawad is likely to recurve towards the state’s coast after reaching west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts on Saturday morning. The West Bengal government has started taking measures to combat the devastation. Inhabitants of the state’s low lying areas, mainly in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts, have been moved to higher lands and safe shelters, an official said. NDRF and SDRF teams have been positioned at various places in coastal areas for timely rescue and relief operations. – PTI

22:17 (IST)03 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: North coastal Andhra braces up for cyclone ‘Jawad’

Eleven teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and three of the SDRF (State Disaster Response Force) have been positioned in the three north coastal Andhra districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam on Friday as the deep depression in Bay of Bengal turned into a cyclone ‘Jawad’. Also, six Coast Guard teams and 10 Marine police teams have been kept ready for emergency operations, according to Chief Secretary Sameer Sharma. Though the storm is headed towards Odisha and likely to cross the coast near Puri, official machinery in the north coastal Andhra districts has remained on alert as moderate to very heavy rainfall with wind speed up to 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is expected. On Saturday, heavy to extremely heavy rainfall is forecast at isolated places in north coastal Andhra, according to a Met bulletin. – PTI

22:16 (IST)03 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad Live Tracker: Classical dance, sand art festivals in Puri called off over Cyclone Jawad

The impending threat of cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ over the weekend forced the Odisha government to cancel an ongoing classical dance festival and a sand art event in Puri, the state’s tourism department said on Friday. The Konark Festival at Sun Temple, and the International Sand Art Festival on Chandrabhaga Beach were being held since Wednesday, and were scheduled to end on Sunday. The festivals are being called off with immediate effect, the tourism department said in a statement. The Konark Festival has been organised every year since 1986 at an open-air auditorium against the backdrop of the 13th-century monument. This is the first time that it was called off. – PTI

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