Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 12:
After remaining ‘practically stationery’ for three hours on Saturday afternoon, the very severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ has moved north-northwestwards and lay centred about 100 km south east of Vishakhapatnam and 240 km off the Gopalpur coast in south Odisha this morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin released this morning.
Even after landfall, the system would maintain the intensity of a very severe cyclonic storm for 6 hours and gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 6 hours while moving northwestwards across south interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh, the bulletin said.
Under its influence, rainfall would occur at most places with heavy falls at a few places over south Chhattisgarh, adjoining Telangana and south Odisha and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over north Chhattisgarh and north Odisha.
Gale wind speed reaching 100-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph would also prevail for 6 hours after landfall and 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph for subsequent 6 hours over Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts of Odisha during the same period.
Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would also prevail for next 12 hours after landfall over south Chattisgarh and adjoining districts of north Telangana and south Odisha.