Cyclone Gulab : Raipur. Cloud conditions remain dense. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert regarding heavy rain in many parts of the country during the coming 24 hours. Cyclone ‘Gulaab’ has tracked westwards at a slow speed of about 7-8 km over the Bay of Bengal. It is centered at 18.3°N and 87°E, 320 km southeast of Kalingapatnam. The wind speed in the cyclone is about 80 km/h which increases to 90 km/h. In addition, satellite imagery indicates cloud dense dominated (CDO) cloudmass with an internal flow pattern in the central region.
According to the department, there may be slight increase in intensity in the next 6 hours. Warmer sea surface temperatures of 29 °C and strong outflows of the storm will help maintain its status as a ‘tropical storm’. However, the vertical wind will block its further intensification before reaching the landmass. Instead, it may weaken slightly before reaching the coast.
A warning has been issued in many states regarding Cyclone Rose. Also, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea. Cyclone Gulab is expected to have the most impact in the southern parts of Odisha and the northern regions of Andhra Pradesh, in view of which an alert has been issued in the coastal areas. Along with this, relief teams have been deployed. Meanwhile, a warning of heavy rain has been given in Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarh Heavy Rain Alert) on Sunday.
The effect of Cyclone Gulab is being seen in the states of the country. At the same time, the wind speed is being estimated to be 95 kilometers per hour. Along with this, torrential rains have started in many states with strong storm. Due to which the Meteorological Department has issued an alert in many districts and states. In view of the increasing impact of cyclone ‘Gulaab’, instructions have been given to take high level of vigilance in seven districts of Odisha. Along with this, rescue teams have already been deployed in sensitive areas, while work is also being done to evacuate people from low-lying areas.
Impact will be seen in these areas
The Meteorological Department has issued a warning of heavy rain in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh including South Odisha, Coastal areas of North Andhra Pradesh, Telangana on 26 September. Along with this, rain has been predicted in East Rajasthan, West Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Konkan and Goa for the next five days.