Cyclone Tocsin Sounded in Odisha by IMD

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Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) today sounded a Cyclone tocsin along Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast after a depression, shaped over north Sri Lanka and its connecting territory over Gulf of Manner and south-west Bay of Bengal yesterday, moved into a deep depression today.

The deep depression is prone to take the state of a cyclonic tempest in the following 24 hours and trigger overwhelming precipitation in south and beach front Odisha in the next 48 hours.

Talking to OTV today, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu said the deep depression, lying over south-south-west of Bay of Bengal at a distance of 780 km off the Gopalpur coast, is moving in north-north-west direction towards Andhra Pradesh coast.

“As per the model indicator, the deep depression is likely to concentrate into a cyclonic storm while on its way towards the Andhra Pradesh coast. Since there is the possibility that the cyclonic storm will move gradually along the coast and affect the coastal pockets in Odisha, we have sounded a cyclone warning in the coastal districts of the state,” Sahu informed.