Due to the pressure on the Bay of Bengal, the cyclonic storm ‘Titli’ took a huge turn on Wednesday and is now heading towards the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast. Due to this cyclonic storm, there has been rains in many parts of Odisha.
Indian Meteorological Department said that with the strong winds of 145 kilometers per hour of cyclonic storm, there is a possibility of reaching Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapattnam in Andhra Pradesh by Thursday morning.
Given the impending danger from the Titli cyclone, the Odisha Administration has made arrangement to safeguard the people. Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi has ordered to close all the schools, colleges and Anganwadi centers on October 11 and 12. The Chief Secretary said that ‘Titli’ is moving very fast towards south Odisha and it is expected to make landfall at 5:30 in the morning, it will create a lot of chaos in the state.
In view of the seriousness of the cyclone, the people of five districts have been ordered to evacuate the area as soon as possible, while the administration has made preparations to deal with any untoward incident.
The cyclone will also have an effect on the trains. The train coming from Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam have been stopped after 6:30 p.m. today evening. Meanwhile, the movement of trains of any kind has been stopped since 10 o’clock tonight. While the trains coming from Howrah and Kharagpur this evening have been stopped after Bhadrak.
Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ over west central Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Warning for districts of north Andhra Pradesh & Odisha coasts
Yesterday’s cyclonic storm over westcentral Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved west- northwestawrds, intensified into a severe cyclonic storm in the early morning and into a very severe cyclonic storm around noon of today, the 10th October, 2018.
The very severe cyclonic storm, Titli is being monitored by the coastal Doppler Weather Radars at Visakhapatnam, Gopalpur and Paradip. The latest observations indicate that the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘TITLI’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph during past 06 hours, intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and lay cantered at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 10th October 2018 over Westcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.8°N and longitude 85.6°E, about 280 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 230 km southeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).
It is very likely to intensify further during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north- northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of 11th October.
Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve northeastwards, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha and weaken gradually.