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Sub: Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ (pronounced as Gul-Aab) weakened into a Deep Depression over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha, Time of issue: 0345 hours IST dated: 27.09.2021

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The Cyclonic Storm ‘Gulab’ (pronounced as Gul-Aab) over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha moved westwards with a speed of 14 kmph during last 06 hours, weakened into a Deep Depression and lay centered at 0230 hrs IST of 27 th September 2021 over north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha near Lat. 18.4°N and Long. 83.0°E, about 220 km west-southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha), 130 km east-southeast of Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) and 120 km west of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

It is likely to move west-northwestwards and weaken further into a Depression during next 06 hours.

Warnings:

(i) Rainfall

  • 27th Sept.: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy & extremely heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh, Telangana & Vidarbha; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Odisha and heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal West Bengal & North Chattisgarh.

(ii) Wind warning

  • Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph, very likely to prevail over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 06 hours and decrease thereafter becoming 40-50 gusting to 60 kmph over these areas for subsequent 12 hours.

  • Squally wind, speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph, is likely to prevail along & off north Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam Districts) and south Odisha districts of Raigada, Koraput, Gajapati, Navrangpur and Malkangiri during next 06 hours and decrease thereafter becoming 40-50 gusting to 60 kmph over these areas for subsequent 12 hours.

  • Squally wind, speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail along & off remaining parts of south Odisha & north Andhra Pradesh during next 12 hours.

(iii) Sea condition

  • Sea condition will be rough to very rough over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha, West Bengal and North Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 12 hours and improve gradually thereafter.

  • Sea condition will be rough to very rough over eastcentral & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal during next 12 hours.

(iv) Fishermen Warning

  • The fishermen are advised not to venture into northwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal & North Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 24 hours.

  • The fishermen are advised not to venture into eastcentral & adjoining northeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea during next 12 hours.

(vii) EXPECTED IMPACT & ACTION SUGGESTED due to Strong winds & very Heavy/Extremely heavy Rainfall.

  • Damage to thatched huts.

  • Minor damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of branches and uprooting of trees.

  • Major damage to Kutcha and minor damage to Pucca roads.

  • Sea water inundation in low lying areas after erosion of Kutcha embankments.

  • Localized Flooding of roads, inundation and water logging in low lying areas and closure of underpasses mainly in urban areas of the above region.

  • Occasional reduction in visibility due to heavy rainfall.

  • Disruption of traffic in cities due to water logging in roads. Possibilities of damage to vulnerable structure.

  • Localized Landslides/Mudslides

  • Damage to standing crops and horticulture including paddy, banana, papaya trees and orchards due to inundation and strong winds.

  • It may lead to riverine flooding in some river catchments (for riverine flooding please visit Web page of CWC)

Action Suggested

  • Complete suspension of fishing operations, onshore & off-shore activities over the above region till 27th Sept. morning.

  • Stay indoors and in safe places.

  • Avoid staying in vulnerable structure.

  • Avoid going to areas that face the water logging problems often.

  • Check for traffic congestion on your route before leaving for your destination.

  • Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.

  • Follow IMD warnings for updates

(Ananda Kumar Das)
Scientist E, RSMC, New Delhi

Next bulletin will be issued at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 27th September, 2021.