NEW DELHI: On Wednesday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning about Cyclone Jawad, which might impact the shores of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on December 4 morning.
All of south Bengal's districts are expected to get severe to extremely heavy rainfall as a result of the storm.
As a result, the West Bengal government immediately gave a notice to farmers, advising them to harvest and tie any corn which is still resting on the fields, as the heavy rains may cause significant postharvest losses.
Severe to very torrential downpours is expected on December 4 and 5 in numerous districts across the state, notably Kolkata, South and North 24 Parganas, East and West Midnapore, Howrah, Hooghly, Nadia, and Jhargram, as shown in a state government advisory. In all of these regions, the temperature is expected to steadily climb, according to the weather service.
A violent cyclonic storm is forming in southern Thailand as a low disturbance grows stronger. It is expected to approach Indian territory via the South Andaman Sea eventually hitting land on December 4 between both the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh.
The Met Department has indeed forecast that the sea around the Bengal coast would be turbulent. On Saturday morning, the wind velocity along the coast is expected to be between 75 and 80 kilometres per hour. Fishermen have been advised not to go out into the water from Friday through Sunday, according to the Met Department. Everyone at sea have indeed been given till Thursday evening to return.
"The state government is closely monitoring the storm's progress and has instructed district authorities to be cautious. We are also keeping a careful eye on the issue. The administration is totally equipped for any situation that may arise "According to a top state government official.