Javad’s position on Saturday morning
Cyclone Jawad is located in the west-central Bay of Bengal this morning and is moving north-northwest at a speed of six km per hour. One location in the morning was 250 km south-east of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 360 km south of Gopalpur in Orissa. It was located 430 km south-southwest of Puri. The meteorologists expect the cyclone to change course and reach Puri by noon on Sunday and lose strength. It will then move towards the coast of West Bengal. After that, meteorologists think that it will become weaker and move towards Bangladesh.
The speed of the cyclone
At dawn, Cyclone Java had a maximum speed of 95 km per hour. According to the Meteorological Department, the maximum speed tonight could be 105 km per hour. But since then its speed will continue to decrease. By noon on Sunday, the maximum speed could be 90 km per hour. Next time, it will lose more energy and become depressed. On Sunday night, its speed may decrease to a maximum of 75 km. It has a maximum speed of 75 kmph when crossing the West Bengal coast towards Bangladesh.
According to the meteorological department, light to moderate rain is expected in North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Howrah, Kolkata and Hughli. There is a possibility of light to moderate rain in all parts of Gangetic West Bengal on 5 November. However, there is a possibility of light to moderate rain in many parts of West Bengal on Monday.
Orange and yellow caution
- Orange warning has been issued for the possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in East and West Midnapore on Saturday. On the same day, yellow alert has been issued for the possibility of heavy rain in North and South 24 Parganas, Jhargram, Howrah and Hughli.
- Orange warning has been issued for North and South 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Howrah, Kolkata and Hooghly districts on November 5 in case of heavy to very heavy rains. Yellow Warning has been issued in Purulia, Bankura, Nadia, Murshidabad, East Burdwan, West Burdwan and Birbhum districts.
- On December 6, yellow alert was issued in North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad.