‘FANI’, the extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cross Odisha coast around Puri on May 3. This Cyclonic storm Fani will trigger heavy rainfall across the state.
Here’s date-wise rainfall prediction in different districts of Odisha as per the Regional Meteorological Centre:
May 3: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Balasore, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj with isolated extremely heavy rainfall over districts of Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Balasore and Mayurbhanj.
Heavy rainfall at remote places in the districts of Boudh, Kalahandi, Sambalpur, and Deogarh.
May 4: Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in the districts of Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Balasore, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj. Heavy rainfall at an isolated place in the district of Cuttack, Angul, and Dhenkanal.
Stormy wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely to prevail along Odisha coast and become gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 85 kmph from May 2 night.
It is very likely to become 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph along & off south Odisha; and 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph along & off remaining districts of coastal Odisha by May 3 forenoon for subsequent 12 hours and decrease thereafter.
A storm surge of about 1.5-meter height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri & Jagatsinghpur Districts of Odisha at the time of landfall.