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Andhra Pradesh Hit ‘Cyclone Gulab’ Landfall, Odisha Flooded Thunderstorm Averted

“Cyclone Gulab” threat avoided Odisha. The epicenter was reported at 20 km north of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 160 km southwest of Gopalpur in Odisha. The landfall process of ‘Cyclone Gulab’, which started at 6 pm, lasted for about 3 hours. At this time the wind speed was 7 km per hour. The maximum wind speed in Kalingapatnam was recorded at 8 kmph. At the time of writing, the storm is expected to continue to rain.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy rains in Malkangiri and Koraput districts at night despite heavy winds over Odisha.

Cyclone Gulab Update: Due to the winds, the sea was also turbulent at night. On the coasts of Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram, and Ganjam, the tide has risen to 0.5 metres. Heavy to extremely heavy rains are falling along Andhra Pradesh’s and Telangana’s northern coasts. In regions of south-central Odisha and Chhattisgarh, heavy rains are also forecast. On the 26th, heavy rains pounded sections of the state, according to the meteorological centre.

Pradeep Jena, Special Relief Commissioner (SRRC), said the Cyclone Gulab was not as expected. In South Odisha districts, the wind speed is 30 km per hour with little rainfall. It was moving at a speed of 8 km per hour during heavy rainfall. That’s why it was estimated to land in the middle of the night. Although the epicentre was believed to be below the Pacific Ocean’s surface, no tsunami warning was issued. By Monday lunchtime, it will have passed across Odisha. As a result, eight districts have been issued a warning. 34,000 people from several districts had been evacuated as of 9 p.m.

The process continues even at night. Gajapati, Rayagada, Extreme levels of flood danger were announced in Koraput. At one point in the Gajapati district, rocks fell from a hill. “It simply came to our notice then. The Ghazalbadi-Daringwadi road has been sealed as a precautionary measure. A maximum of 10,000 people were evacuated in Ganjam district, 400 in Gajapati, 2,360 in Rayagada, 450 in Kandhamal and 6,270 in Malkangiri. The winds are now blowing at 28 km per hour. The hurricane will slow down as there are hilly areas ahead.

“At 3 p.m., it’s going to be heavy.” The Nagavali and Banshadhara rivers are expected to rise, causing heavy rainfall in the Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Nabarangpur districts. As the threat to Odisha has been averted, the danger signal from the ports has been decreased.

According to meteorologist Surendranath Pashupalak, the cyclone gulab landfall affected parts of Srikakulam. Odisha has not had much of an impact. Because the land area has already been impacted, heavy rainfall is expected in Malkangiri and Koraput districts. Rayagada, on the other hand, will receive less rainfall. Gajapati and Ganjam will be unaffected. Heavy rain is expected in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. It may rain up to 200 millimetres in some areas. Read More

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