The cyclonic storm “Roanu” over west-central Bay of Bengal moved north-eastwards lay focused around 40 km south-southeast of Kalingapatnam on Friday evening. The framework is moving at a velocity of 25 km/ph, far from the Andhra Pradesh coast towards Bangladesh.
It is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by Friday night and cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s Bazar between the night of May 21 and early May 22nd May as a cyclonic storm, according to Director Cyclone Warning Centre K Ramachandra Rao.
The weather, which was characterised by gusty winds and intermittent rain in the city till late on Thursday night, turned calm since Friday morning though the wet spell continued. The intensity and frequency of rain decreased and there were no gales.