Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal

Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal

Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’According to Indian Meteorological Department, the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards, intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm and lay centered at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2014 near latitude 15.0ºN and longitude 86.8ºE about 470 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 520 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.


Warning for north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha

  1. Heavy rainfall warning: Under the influence of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy (6.5–12.4 cm) to very heavy falls (12.5–24.4 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 24.5 cm) would occur over west & east Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram & Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Phulbani districts of south Odisha during next 48 hrs. Rainfall would occur at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Krishna, Guntur & Prakasham districts of Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Odisha during the same period.
  2. Wind warning: Gale wind speed upto to 170-180 kmph gusting to 195 kmph would prevail along & off north Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts) 80-90 kmph along and off adjoining districts of Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari & Krishna districts) and south Odisha (Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts).
  3. Sea condition along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts: Sea condition would be phenomenal along & off north Andhra Pradesh coast and high along & off south Odisha and south Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours.
  4. Storm surge warning: Storm surge of about 1-2 meters above astronomical tide would inundate low lying areas of Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.

Read full report by Indian Meteorological Department


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