Bhubaneswar: The previously formed cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ is likely to further weaken from deep depression into a Depression. Despite weakening of the system, many parts of Odisha will witness moderate to heavy rainfall under the influence of the deep depression.
This was informed by India Meteorological Department (IMD) regional centre in Bhubaneswar Sunday morning.
According to the source, the deep depression lays centered about 270 kilometre from Puri, 200 kilometre from Gopalpur and 360 kilometre from Paradip in the state.
“Jawad is likely to move north-northeast wards, weaken further into a depression by Sunday morning and reach Odisha coast near Puri later in the day around noon,” the source said.
So far, Gopalpur has recorded the highest rainfall of 60 milimetre, followed by 46 millimetre of rainfall in Paradip, Chandbali (28 milimetre), Balasore (24 milimetre), Bhubaneswar (24.3 milimetre). Puri recorded 21 milimetreof rainfall.
“As the system approaches Puri, the wind speed is expected to be around 60 kilometre /hour. Cautionary signal number 3 will remain in force in port areas of the state. Some districts in north Odisha will also witness rainfall activities Monday,” the regional centre further said.
Notably, the IMD regional centre issued Orange Warning in five districts Sunday as it is likely that heavy to very heavy rain would occur. The alert has been issued for Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. The Cuttack-Bhubaneswar twin cities will also experience heavy rainfall December 5.