“HUDHUD”:Cyclone Warning-Seven (ORANGE MESSAGE) for South Odisha Coast

Date and Time of Issue: 11.10.2014 AT 1200EF
Information on Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “HUDHUD”:Cyclone Warning-Seven (ORANGE MESSAGE) for South Odisha Coast

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved westwards during past six hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of 11th October 2014 near latitude 15.9ºN and longitude 85.4ºE, about 380 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move west-northwestwards for some more time. It would then move northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.
Forecast : Rain/Thundershower would occur at most places over Odisha during next 48 hours.

Heavy R/F Warning : 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 and Phulbani of South Odisha in next 48 hours. Heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in districts of Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Nayagarh, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Dhenkanal and Maurbhanj in next 24 hours.

Advice for hoisting Storm Warning Signals: Local Cautionary Signal Number Three (LC-III) kept hoisted at all ports in Odisha.

Likely impacts and actions: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from Northeast direction would prevail along and off Odisha coasts and the wind speed would increase to 80-90 kmph along and off Odisha coast from today evening . Sea condition would be rough to very rough in next 12 hours and thereafter it would be very rough to high along and off Odisha Coast.

Action Suggested: South Odisha coasts- (Ganjam, Gajapati,Rayagada,Koraput and Malkangiri districts) Damage to thatched huts. Breaking of tree branches causing minor damage to power and communication lines. Uprooting of small trees. Damage to agricultural crops. People in affected areas to remain at safe places.

Fishermen Warning :- Total suspension of fishing operations along and off Odisha Coast.Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea.

TOO-11/1200 EF

For Director In Charge


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