Odisha, Andhra on alert as cyclone Gulab to make landfall By Midnight

Gulab is the third cyclone of 2021 after Yaas and Tauktae

The Deep Depression over Bay of Bengal moved westward in the last 6 hours and intensified into the Cyclonic Storm “Gulab.” The MET department has sounded cyclone warning for north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts and the cyclonic storm Gulab is likely to make landfall on Sunday evening between Gopalpur, Odisha and Kalingapatanam, Andhra Pradesh. As per IMD reports, the cyclone is most likely to affect Ganjam and Gajapati districts in Odisha, and Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Vishakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh.

Under the influence of the cyclone, heavy to very heavy falls have been predicted in parts of south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. Telangana and a few places in north interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh will also witness heavy rainfall today.

Due to the prevailing weather conditions, 28 trains have been cancelled and few others have been diverted, rescheduled, regulated and terminated for a short period of time due to Cyclone Gulab.

The landfall process of the cyclonic storm ‘Gulab’ is likely to start after 9 pm tonight and the process is likely to continue for over three hours. The wind speed of the cyclonic storm is likely to be around 75-85 kmph gusting upto 95 kmph. In view of the same, Odisha

This is the third cyclone of 2021 after Tauktae and Yaas this year.

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