New Delhi: The Deep Depression which was over west central Bay of Bengal has further intensified and become a Cyclone named Titli which followed a northward movement. Now, the system is likely to move north northwestwards and will be 100 km short of coast by tomorrow night.
Moreover, the system is likely to cross coast by the morning of October 11 near Gopalpur. Winds are about 70 kmph gusting up to 85 kmph which will further pick up pace. In fact, the possibility of the Cyclone intensifying into a Severe Cyclonic Storm cannot be ruled out as well. Rough to very rough sea conditions are likely to prevail over above Odisha today. Those who are out at sea in the Bay of Bengal are advised to return to coast,said the IMD.Wind speeds to hit 90kmph, squally winds reaching a speed of 45-55 km per hour, gusting to 65 km per hour, are also likely to commence along and off Odisha coast from October 10.Special Relief Comissioner B P Sethi said.
Rainfall activity is expected over Odisha, West Bengal as well as North Coastal Andhra Pradesh around October 10, 11 and 12.
Rains will be quite heavy to very heavy over the coastal regions of Odisha as well as adjoining West Bengal and isolated pockets of Andhra Pradesh.
Meanwhile, after the system becomes a Cyclone, it is expected to re-curve and move towards Bangladesh giving heavy rains over the area. In fact, hefty showers are expected over Northeast India including Tripura and Mizoram in particular between October 11 and 13, while rainfall will remain moderate to heavy over Nagaland and Manipur as well.