The cyclonic storm “Daye” has formed over northwest Bay of Bengal on Thursday crossed south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast, reached on the edge of Gopalpur, early today, brought heavy rains and robust winds in varied districts within the region. The Indian meteorological Department or IMD revealed that the storm is moving west-northwestwards and is predicted to weaken slowely
As the cyclonic storm created a landfall, it also brought heavy downpour in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput, Malkangiri and Nabarangpur districts of Odisha, officers mentioned.
Under its impact, heavy rainfall is probably going to hit many places in Rayagada, Kalahandi, Koraput and Nabarangpur districts until Saturday, the weather office mentioned.
Even as the storm has passed, it's possible that areas on and off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts might have sturdy wind with speed reaching 60-70 km/hour gusting to 80 km/hour, the IMD told the press.
The areas on and off province will also face squally wind with speed reaching 40-50 km/hour gusting to 60 km/hour for ensuing few hours, it added.
The IMD conjointly warned that the state of ocean would be rough over northwest Bay of Bengal , on and off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts throughout ensuing few hours. It suggested fishermen against venturing into ocean.
Most of the areas of Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh can receive significant downfall, whereas some isolated areas might receive significant to terribly significant downfall.
Rainfall in Telangana, Gangetic province, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh is probably going, the IMD further revealed. Neighboring regions like Vidarbha, Rayalaseema, East Madhya Pradesh, West Madhya Pradesh and east Rajasthan might receive downfall at remote places.
The state government has ordered the officers in coastal districts and varied departments to be alert and ready to tackle any emergency state of affairs, official sources mentioned.
Earlier on Thursday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had a review meeting and directed the officers to keep a watch on the scenario and take steps to confirm no loss of life. He conjointly asked them to rearrange adequate relief materials.
Mr Patnaik asked officers of the coastal districts to be alert and ready.
Mr Patnaik conjointly issued direction for cancelling vacation in government offices in Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh and Khurda districts, that ar possible to be hit by fierce winds.
Taking the situation into consideration, the NDRF and the ODRAF have been deployed in different districts. One NDRF team each has been deployed in Kalahandi, Rayagada, Gajapati, Puri, Nayagarh and Kandhamal districts with seventeen boats and alternative emergency utilities.