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Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ likely to become severe

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The deep depression over Bay of Bengal is gradually developing into Cyclonic Storm ‘Titli’ and is expected to intensify further into a Severe Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours. A bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, Titli is very likely to move west-northwestwards for some more time, then northwestwards and cross Odisha & adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur & Kalingapatnam around morning of October 11.

Thereafter, it is very likely to re-curve northeastwards, move towards Gangetic West Bengal across coastal Odisha and weaken gradually.

The wind is very likely to commence along & off Odisha coast from October 9th Night. It is very likely to increase gradually becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph from 10th October evening on wards along & off south Odisha coast and 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph along & off north Odisha coast.

On 9 October isolated heavy rainfall is expected in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts & on 10 October heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Balasore. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected to continue on 11 October at a few places with isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely to occur over districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Kandhamal, Boudh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bhadrak and Balasore. The heavy rainfall will continue on 12 october at isolated places likely to occur over Balasore, Bhadrak, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts.

Total suspension of fishing operations. Coastal hutment dwellers are advised to move to safer places. Other people in the affected areas to remain indoors.

The fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha Coast and Central and North Bay of Bengal till 12th October.

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