The cyclonic storm 'Jawad' in the Bay of West Bengal has turned into a deep depression. According to the Met department (IMD), the cyclonic storm has weakened even before reaching the Puri coast. However, the impact of the storm continues to change seasonal activities. In view of which there is a warning of rain in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Bengal. The Indian Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert for December 05 over rainfall in 5 cities of Odisha.
According to the Met Department (IMD), heavy rainfall is expected in five districts of Odisha namely Mayurbhanj, Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur. Senior Indian Meteorological Department expertUmaShankar Das said that the cyclonic storm Jawad over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression. At the same time, Cyclone Jawad is moving north-east with a speed of 15 kmph which may reach the puri coastal region of Odisha. The Met department has issued an "orange alert" in five cities of the state in view of the cyclone's activities. Meanwhile, a "yellow alert" warning has been issued for seven districts.
Das said the Orange Alert is likely to bring heavy rainfall in Mayurbhanj, Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur districts. Heavy rain is expected in Kendujhar, Dhenkanal, Angul, Cuttack, Khurda and Puri districts under yellow alert. Fishermen are also prohibited from going to the sea areas by December 6 for fishing and laying nets. Das said that due to Cyclone Jawad, heavy rain has been recorded in all the districts of Odisha for the last 24 hours. Das said the Ganjam district of the state recorded the highest number of 158 mm years. Similarly, Raigad district has recorded 107.5 mm rainfall, Khurda district 81.6 mm, Jagatsinghpur district 68 mm and Kendrapara district 65 mm.