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Cyclone Gulab to weaken into deep depression in next 6 hrs

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The IMD made a forecast of rainfall alert in several states due to the approaching Cyclone Gulab, which is likely to make landfall around Sunday midnight between Odisha's Gopalpur and Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam.
Updated on Sep 27, 2021 01:25 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Cyclone Gulab is expected to start the landfall process from Sunday evening, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has already issued a red alert for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. According to the latest IMD bulletin, Cyclone Gulab is currently 180km east-southeast of Odisha's Gopalpur and 240km east-northeast of Kalingapatnan in Andhra Pradesh.

Cyclone Gulab will make landfall around September 26 (Sunday) midnight between the coasts of Gopalpur and Kalingapatnan with a maximum sustained wind speed between 75 and 85 km/hour, gusting to 95 km/hour, the IMD bulletin stated.

The collectors of seven districts of Odisha, including Ganjam, Koraput, Malkangiri, have been tasked with initiating an evacuation drive owing to these areas falling in the path of Cyclone Gulab's approach. Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted a review meeting on Saturday in order to evaluate the preparedness of the state ahead of the Gulab's landfall. 

Besides Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, several other states, such as West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, among others, have been put on alert for heavy rainfall.


Follow all the updates here:

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 01:25 AM

    Landfall process of Cyclone Gulab completed

    The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab has been completed. However, the system maintains its cyclonic storm intensity and is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken into a deep depression during the next 4-5 hours: Meteorological Centre in Visakhapatnam

  • Mon, 27 Sep 2021 01:00 AM

    Cyclone Gulab to weaken into deep depression in next 6 hrs: MeT

    Cyclonic storm Gulab has crossed 20km north of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. It will enter Odisha's Koraput district at around midnight and will weaken to a deep depression in the next six hours: HR Biswas, Director Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 11:47 PM

    Cyclone Gulab landfall process still continues: Special relief commissioner PK Jena

    The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab that began at 6pm on Sunday is still continuing, news agency ANI reported quoting Special Relief Commissioner, K Jena. “The entire cloud mass is expected to move from the seaside to the landside in 1-1.5 hours,” he was quoted as saying.

    Jena added that according to IMD reports rainfall is expected to increase in Odisha as the night progresses. “No major landslides have happened so far,” he noted, adding that as of 9pm, about 39,000 people have been evacuated in six districts of the state.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 10:49 PM

    Cyclone Gulab crossed Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts, likely to weaken into deep depression in next six hours: IMD

    As per the latest IMD updates, Cyclone Gulab has crossed the north Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coasts, and lay centered at over north coastal Andhra Pradesh, at 8.30 pm. The storm is expected to move west-northwestwards and weaken into a deep depression during the next six hours.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 10:31 PM

    One swept away in Odisha as Cyclone Gulab makes landfall

    One person in Odisha' Ganjam district was swept away, while three others of a family narrowly escaped from getting trampled under a tree as Cyclone Gulab made landfall on Sunday.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 09:09 PM

    Cyclone Gulab lies about 20 km north of Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam

    Cyclone Gulab has crossed north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts, according to latest IMD updates. It lay centered about 20 km north of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh at 8.30pm on Sunday.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 08:10 PM

    Cyclone Gulab's landfall process to continue for next two to three hours: IMD

    The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab over the coastal regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha will continue in the next two to three hours, IMD said in its latest update.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 07:19 PM

    Watch | Strong winds and heavy rainfall in Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam

    According to visuals shared by ANI, strong winds and heavy rainfall have begun in Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh following the commencement of the landfall process of Cyclone Gulab.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 07:10 PM

    West Bengal govt asked hotels in popular beaches not to permit guests till Cyclone Gulab subsides

    The West Bengal government has directed hotels at Digha, Mandarmani and other popular beaches of the state not to permit any tourist till Cyclone Gulab subsides. Furthermore, arrangements are being made to move people from coastal villages to storm shelters, which have been set up in administrative buildings and schools. On Saturday, the state government cancelled leaves of all of its employees till October 5.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 06:46 PM

    Wind speed picking up near Kalingapatnam, expected to exceed 85 kmph: IMD officials

    The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab has commenced, and its location is 25km north of Kalingapatanam, IMD officials in Bhubaneswar said on Sunday. They added that the wind speed is picking up near Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam and sea conditions has become high. “It is expected to exceed 85 kmph,” the officials said.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 06:18 PM

    Cyclone Gulab landfall process has begun over coastal Andhra and Odisha: IMD

    According to the latest update by the IMD, the landfall process of Cyclone Gulab has begun over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha because the “cloud bands have touched coastal regions.” “ [The] system will cross coasts between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur, about 25 km to north of Kalingapatnam during next three hours,” IMD updated on Twitter.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 06:04 PM

    ‘Andhra fishermen not advised to go in sea today and tomorrow’: IMD

    Owing to Cyclone Gulab, fishermen have been advise not to head in the sea on Sunday and Monday in Andhra Pradesh. Talking to ANI, Srinivasa Rao of IMD's Cyclone Warning Centre in Visakhapatnam, said that light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places in north and south coastal of the state, whereas heavy rainfall is likely over one or two places of Andhra Pradesh.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 04:59 PM

    Cyclone Gulab's landfall process to begin from 6pm onwards: IMD

    According to the latest IMD updates, Cyclone Gulab currently is at about 150 km east-northeast of Andhra Pradesh's Kalingapatnam, and 100 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha. The landfall process of the cyclonic storm will start from 6pm onwards, and will hit by midnight today.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 04:24 PM

    ‘Total of 10 districts to be affected by Cyclone Gulab’: Odisha CM

    Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik on Sunday chaired a virtual meeting in Delhi in order to analyse the state's preparedness of 'Cyclone Gulab' that is expected to start the landfall process from today evening. “Today I held a virtual meeting with the chief secretary and district collectors of Odisha to discuss the precautionary measure to be taken against Cyclone Gulab in the state. There is a total of ten districts which will be affected by the cyclone by today evening,” he told reporters, according to ANI.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 04:01 PM

    Educational institutions in Odisha to be closed on Monday

    Odisha government on Sunday announced that all educational institutions in the state would be closed on Monday as Cyclone Gulab nears coast, and is expected to make a landfall around midnight. The schools and educational institutions of 11 coastal and adjoining districts will be shut.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 03:38 PM

    ‘Took stock of situation in Andhra arising in wake of Cyclone Gulab’: PM Modi says in Twitter post

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took to his Twitter profile to mention that he spoke with the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh YS Jagan Mohan Reddy to take “stock of the situation arising in the wake of Cyclone Gulab.” PM Modi added that he has assured all possible support to Andhra Pradesh from the Centre.

  • Sun, 26 Sep 2021 03:06 PM

    ‘Will get clearer picture of Cyclone Gulab's path in next 2-3 hours’: Special Relief commissioner PK Jena

    A “much clearer" picture of the path and exact time of landfall of Cyclone Gulab can be formed in the next two to three hours, Special Relief commissioner PK Jena told news agency ANI. “It's (landfall time) [is] expected around midnight...we are anticipating about 70-80 km windspeed with heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy in some places,” he was quoted as saying.

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