India – Tropical Cyclone Titli (GDACS, JTWC, IMD, RSMC) (ECHO Daily Flash of 10 October 2018)

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  • A new tropical cyclone named TITLI formed over the Central Bay of Bengal on 9 October and started to move north-west as tropical storm. On 10 October at 0.00 UTC its centre was located 300 km south-east of Srikakulam City (Andhra Pradesh State, India), with maximum sustained winds of 102 km/h.

  • Over the next 24 hours, it is expected to continue north-east toward Odisha State and its centre may pass over or close to the city of Brahmapur on 11 October morning UTC, possibly with maximum sustained winds between 120-150 km/h (equivalent to a Category 1 in the Saffir Simpson Scale). Heavy to very heavy rain and strong winds may affect Odisha and the coastal areas of Andra Pradesh.

  • The Indian Meteorological Department, as of 10 October, has issued a warning for heavy rain over Odisha.