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.”
— Pradeep Jena IAS (@PradeepJenaIAS) December 4, 2021
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.