Odisha and AP receive heavy rain; Alert Issued
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday put Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coastal areas on pre-cyclone, issuing red, yellow and orange alerts for some districts, as a depression developed over east-central Bay of Bengal and is moving west-northwestwards.
The weather agency warned that the “deep depression” might cross the coastal areas between Kalingapatnam and Puri, close to Gopalpur, at around midnight, with wind speed of 55-65 kilometre/hour gusting to 75 kilometre/hour.
The weather office warned of squally wind upto the speed of 65 kilometre/hour off West Bengal, Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts. The wind speed may increase to 75 kilometre/hour from Thursday afternoon for subsequent 18 hours, IMD said in a release