Cyclone Jawad: Odisha, West Bengal, Assam likely to receive heavy rainfall
- It has also issued a red alert at some places in Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts
- On Sunday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places
- Isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday
Cyclonic storm Jawad is weakening into a deep depression and brought relief for coastal areas of Odisha, northern Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. The Met department said that it is expected to cause heavy rainfall at isolated places in the three impacted states.
The IMD, in its bulletin on Saturday said that Cyclone Jawad weakened into a deep depression as it changed its course and neared the coast of Odisha.
The Met department said the remnant of the cyclonic storm lay centred over west central Bay of Bengal, about 200km south of Gopalpur at 11.30pm on December 4. The system is likely to move north-northeast wards and further weaken into a depression by Sunday morning, reaching the Odisha coast near Puri around noon the same day.
The Met has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, and Jagatsinghpur districts for the next 24 hours on Sunday. It has also issued a red alert at some places in Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts due to likely rainfall triggered by the depression.
An orange warning has also been issued for some places in Balasore, Bhadrak Kendrapada, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khordha, Ganjam and Gajapati districts till 8.30am on Sunday.
On Sunday, heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and north Odisha. Isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya and Tripura are expected to receive heavy rainfall on Sunday and Monday.