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Odisha storm watch: Cyclone Hudhud to cross coast between Gopalpur & Vizag on Oct 12

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Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 8:

The cyclonic storm Hudhud has already been formed, the Met Centre at Odisha’s capital city Bhubaneswar said today.

Route prediction by Joint Typhoon Warning Centre
Route prediction by Joint Typhoon Warning Centre

The IMD Centre Bhubaneswar in its afternoon bulletin said, “The Deep Depression over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood moved west-northwestwards, intensified into a Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ and lay centered at 0830 hours IST today over North Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude12.30N and longitude 92.90E, about 1150 km Southeast of Gopalpur.”

“It is now crossing Andaman & Nicobar Islands close to Long Island. Thereafter, the system would continue to move West-Northwestwards, intensified further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours, subsequently into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and cross North Andhra Pradesh & adjoining Odisha Coast between Visakhapatnam & Gopalpur by 12th October,2014 Noon,” the bulletin said.

The Met Centre  has advised fishermen who have ventured into deep sea to return to coast immediately.