Cyclone Javad is in the central Bay of Bengal on Saturday evening. The cyclone is expected to touch the Puri coast of Orissa on Sunday. Then the Javanese lost their strength and rushed towards the north-east. People were evacuated from the coast as soon as the Meteorological Department was alerted in this situation. The NDRF is down.
However, the Alipore Meteorological Department said in its last update on Saturday that cyclone Java was not likely to hit the coast of Bengal. Because the cyclone will lose its strength after hitting the coast of Orissa. Cyclone Jawad will lose power and turn into a deep depression. Even if the cyclone weakens, there will be disaster in Bengal due to the effect of deep depression.
The meteorological department has forecast heavy rains and strong winds in coastal districts. The sea will be rough. There is also a possibility of tidal wave on the coast. That is why precaution has been taken. Local people have been evacuated from the coastal areas. National Disaster Response Force has been deployed along the coast.
According to weather building sources, cyclone Jawad is located not far from Visakhapatnam. Jawad will start weakening before it touches the Orissa coast. Then Puri in Orissa will be hit by the adjacent coast and will weaken again and turn into a deep depression. Jawad will reach Puri around noon on December 5.
The cyclone will then weaken further and move north-northeast along the coast of Orissa to the coast of West Bengal. However, the force of this cyclone will no longer exist. However, the disaster will continue till Monday due to deep depression in the sea off the coast of Bengal.
The meteorological department said heavy rains were expected in the two coastal districts of East Midnapore and South 24 Parganas as well as North 24 Parganas, West Midnapore, Jhargram, Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly. The storm will blow at a speed of 40 to 50 kmph in the coastal areas. And there is a possibility of tidal wave.
That is why disaster response forces have been deployed on all the coasts of Bengal to control the situation. NDRF has also been deployed along the coasts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh. All the state administrations were ready to prevent cyclone Jawad. Although the cyclone Jawad did not hit directly now, the state administration has prepared all measures to prevent its impact. The Alipore Meteorological Department thinks that cyclone Jawad will turn into a depression and move towards Bangladesh.
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Story first published: Saturday, December 4, 2021, 18:59 [IST]