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IMD says cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal will not impact Odisha & Andhra Pradesh coasts


Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that cyclone Mocha over the Bay of Bengal will not have any impact on Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coast.

IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that Met department has not issued any kind of warning for Odisha regarding wind speed or rainfall.

Mr Mohapatra said the cyclone will move towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts, so there will be no impact on Odisha.

However, the conditions will be very rough in the deep sea, he said. Mohapatra said a warning has been issued to suspend all types of small boat and fishing operation in southeast and central Bay of Bengal Bay and Andaman Sea till Sunday.

IMD said the deep depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to move north-northwestwards and intensify gradually into a very severe cyclonic storm by tonight over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal.

Thereafter, it is likely to recurve gradually, move north-northeastwards and weaken slightly from Saturday and cross southeast Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts between Cox's Bazar (Bangladesh) and Kyaukpyu (Myanmar) around Sunday forenoon, with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph. (AIR NEWS)

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