Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12:
The very severe cyclone Hudhud has weakened into a cyclonic storm and would be reduced to Depression over the next 12 hours but would trigger heavy rainfall across Odisha, the local Met Centre said in its latest bulletin.
In its 11.30 pm bulletin on Sunday night, the Met Centre said, “The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over north Andhra Pradesh moved north-northwestwards, weakened further into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centered at 2030 hours IST of 12 October 2014 over north Andhra Pradesh & adjoining south Odisha near latitude 18.2ºN and longitude 82.6ºE, about 70 km South-Southwest of Koraput and 85 km northwest of Visakhapatnam. It would move northwestwards and weaken gradually..”
The bulletin predicted rain/thundershowers at most places over Odisha during the next 48 hours while warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with extremely heavy rainfall at one or two places over districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nawarangpur, Ganjam, Gajpati, Kalahandi, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri, Nawapara, Boudh, Bolangir, Sonepur and Kandhamal in south Odisha during the next 12 hours.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in districts of north Odisha during next 12 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places in districts of north Odisha in subsequent 24 hours have also been predicted.
Wind speed of 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph would prevail over Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur and Rayagada districts during next 6 hrs, gradually decrease thereafter and become insignificant in subsequent 12 hrs. Squally wind speed reaching upto 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would also prevail along and off Ganjamand Gajapati districts, the bulletin said.