07 November 2019
Bhubaneswar: Orange warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for four districts of the State with Yellow warning also extended for four districts as Cyclone Bulbul is heading towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coast, said Pradeep Kumar Jena, Special Relief Commissioner (SRC), Odisha.
Referring to the latest bulletin by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), he said, “Even though cyclone Bulbul is not expected to make landfall in Odisha, heavy rainfall with wind is likely to occur towards the evening of 9th across North coastal districts. The visible effects are likely to be experienced from November 8th evening onwards.”
Speaking on the wind predictions, he said, “The gale wind speed of 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph likely towards the evening of November 9th over Jagatsinghpur, Balasore, and Bhadrak districts. It is likely to decrease from 10th onwards. Puri, Ganjam & Jajpur districts are likely to experience squally wind 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on November 8-9th”
“For November 9th, Yellow warning of heavy rainfall has been issued for districts of Puri, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, and Bhadrak. For November 10th, Orange warning of heavy to very heavy rainfall has been issued for Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada; and a Yellow warning for Cuttack, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj,” said SRC. He also said that other coastal districts will have cloudy weather and likely to have light rainfall.
Reiterating the advisory to farmers he said, “In northern coastal districts Puri, Khurda, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj farmers are requested to remain careful. We may get heavy rainfall on November 8 and 9. Please protect crops and harvested materials as per the Agriculture Department’s advisory.”