Cyclone Hudhud slows, downpour today

IMD forecasts heavy downpour in several States

Updated - November 27, 2021 06:54 pm IST

Published - October 13, 2014 04:27 am IST - NEW DELHI

A man struggles with an umbrella in strong winds and rain caused by Cyclone Hudhud at Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday.

A man struggles with an umbrella in strong winds and rain caused by Cyclone Hudhud at Gopalpur in Odisha’s Ganjam district on Sunday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in New Delhi on Sunday that Cyclone Hudhud that hit the Andhra coast at 150 kmph in the afternoon would slow down to 50 kmph by Monday morning. Several States will, however, receive heavy downpour as the storm turns into a depression in the morning.

The department issued a warning for districts in north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha predicting extreme to very heavy rain in a few places. Rain would occur in Chhattisgarh, adjoining Telangana, certain parts of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar.

The sea along and off the Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha coasts would swell and be rough during the next 12 hours. “A storm surge of 0.5 metre to 1 metre above the astronomical tide would inundate low-lying areas of Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in north coastal Andhra Pradesh,” said a department release adding that the storm might damage crops and old structures and partially disrupt power supply and communication and transport systems.

All developments are being reported in real-time to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was constantly monitoring the ground situation.

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