Cyclone ‘Titli’ to hit Andhra, Odisha coast

GNS/ Bhubaneshwar-Hyderabad: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a guideline that depression over the south-east of the central Bay of Bengal, which had concentrated into a deep depression on Tuesday morning, is gradually moving towards the Andhra and Odisha coast and is most likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm named as ‘Titli’ by the evening. The deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal moved further west-northwestwards with a speed of about 10 kmph in last 6 hours and lay centered at about 560 km southeast of Gopalpur and 510 km southeast of Kalingapatnam, the bulletin said.

“It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time and then northwestwards and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around the morning of October 11,” said Meteorological Centre Bhubaneswar. After it becomes a cyclone its name would be ‘Titli’, said an IMD official. IMD has also predicted very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall in Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts from Tuesday.

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