KOLKATA: Cyclone Jawad is expected to bring severe rainfall to Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. The cyclonic storm is expected to impact north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha on Saturday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The cyclonic storm over through the west-central Bay of Bengal lay centred on Friday night, around 250 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 430 km south-southwest of Puri, and 510 km south-southwest of Paradip, according to the latest tweet from IMD on Cyclone Jawad.
"By tomorrow morning, December 4 AM, it is projected to travel north-northwestwards, develop considerably, and approach the west-central Bay of Bengal near the coastlines of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha," the IMD said.
"It is then expected to recurve north-northeastwards and proceed down the Odisha coast, arriving near Puri about midday on December 5." The storm is expected to march north-northeastwards along with coastal Odisha, eventually reaching the West Bengal shore, according to the forecast service.
Furthermore, Cyclone Jawad is expected to bring downpours to remote areas throughout Assam, Meghalaya, and Tripura on Sunday and Monday, according to the IMD.
IMD had announced a Red notice for four Odisha districts, an Orange alert for seven, and a Yellow alert for four districts earlier this week, anticipating 'heavy' to 'very heavy' downpour.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has ordered the evacuation of 54,008 residents from three districts. 15,755 persons were evacuated from Srikakulam district, 1,700 from Vizianagaram, and 36,553 from Visakhapatnam by the rescue service.
The government of Andhra Pradesh has established 197 temporary shelters in schools and other community centres. The NDRF has dispatched eleven teams, while the SDRF has deployed five teams and the Coast Guard has deployed six teams. All through the night, village administrators and district collectorates will be in operation.