North-east districts of Jharkhand have been also affected due to Titli Cyclone and Rain has started in places around Ranchi with strong winds and in the south-eastern region of the state since last night said BK Mandal, Director, IMD, Ranchi, Jharkhand. Here are Visuals from Palasa railway station in Srikakulam district as CycloneTitli hits the region.
The temperature has dropped to three degrees. The Meteorological Department has released high alert about the same. Heavy rain warnings have been issued in many areas of the state for Thursday and Friday. In addition to the Eastern and Western Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsan, in these district, there is a forecast of 64.5 to 115.5 mm rainfall on Thursday.
Immediately after landfall, it was 140-150 kmph. Gradually, it was weakening. Now it will come down to 50-60 kmph. It'll prevail till evening today &may be for sometime after night, Srinivas, Duty Officer, Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre on Titli Cyclone.
Earlier in AndhraPradesh, 8 people have died in Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram districts due to Cyclone Titli. Power supply and communication systems are affected in both districts. Coastal villages are cut off from the mainland as the roads are damaged.
Up to evening of today,north Andhra Pradesh may experience wind speed from 50-60 kmph.Very rough to high conditions still prevailing over west central Bay of Bengal. Fishermen advised not to venture into sea, Srinivas,Duty Officer,Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre.
President Ramnath Kovind took twitter to shared his agony for the survivors as saying ,”Thoughts with families, especially children, in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh who have affected by Cyclone Titli. Confident local authorities and relief agencies will rise to occasion to help fellow citizens. The entire nation is with you”.
Watch -Latest visuals from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam. Titli Cyclone made a landfall in the region early morning today-