'Jawad' to take form of 'cyclonic storm' in next 12 hours, threat looming over these states

New Delhi: After the cyclone Tauktae and Yaas, another storm crisis is now looming across the country, dubbed the 'Jawad Cyclone'. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an alert across the country over Jawad. The Met department said the low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify and turn into a cyclonic storm Jawad soon. IMD said the cyclonic storm is likely to reach the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha on Saturday morning. The department said, the pressure over the Bay of Bengal is likely to move northwestwards about 770 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam late on Thursday night. According to reports, the pressure has turned into a deep pressure over the southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining the west-central on Friday morning.

According to the Met department, the pressure will intensify after converting into a cyclonic storm over the next 12 hours and reach north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coast by Saturday morning. The Met department has predicted that Jawad will develop into a cyclone in the Central Bay of Bengal on December 3. It is estimated that the wind speed of Cyclone Jawad may turn into a severe cyclonic storm for some time on Saturday.

Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in many parts of Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Gangi West Bengal, which is likely to cause possible damage to flood and standing crops, especially paddy, in low lying areas. The Odisha Government has issued guidelines to check the adverse effects of Cyclone Jawad. Special Relief Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Jena said that the government is strategising to deploy 266 teams including National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Fire Service and Odisha Disaster Response Force (ODRAF) in coastal districts.

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