Sunday, October 12, 2014

HUDHUD Latest Update @ 5.00 PM IST, 12th October 2014

Latest Imagery of HUDHUD

In Brief:

5 people killed so far in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Chief Minister of tells PM to declare HUDHUD a national calamity.     (

At the moment the cyclone wind speed has reduced to about 160 kmph and will reduce further.  But low pressure rainfall will continue on 13th, 14th and 15th October.  After midnight today it may start moving and cause rainfall in Jharkhand, Chhatisgarh, East MP, East UP, Bihar and West Bengal. 

Almost all Odisha districts are under cloud.  Rainfall and mild wind in most of the districts.  However, eight Southern districts in Odisha will experience heavy rainfall and high speed winds in coming hours.  Districts like Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Ganjam and Gajapati districts.  Heavy rainfall to continue in these districts for the next 24 hours and more.  Even some districts of North Odisha as well will experience isolated rainfall.

Electricity and water connections have been cut in almost all the affected districts.  Power generation has been stopped in Machakund.

Gopalpur sea is wild at the moment and stand storm is at its peak with heavy but intermittent rainfall.   

In Pentha of Rajnagar area in Kendrapada sea has surged by 50-100 feet.  The sea is now at about 20 feet from the village and lot of houses have already been damaged.  Similar fate has been reported from Satabhaya in the same district.

Thousands of trees have been uprooted in Koraput's Pottangi block.  Heavy rainfall is making life difficult in Gajapati's Mohana Block.  Similar reports are coming in from other areas.

12.30 IST Bulletin of IMD on the Status of the Cyclone and Post Landfall Outlook:

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph during the last 06 hours and lay centered at 1130 hours IST of 12th October 2014 near latitude 17.6ÂșN and longitude 83.2ÂșE, close to Visakhapatnam. The system is crossing the coast.

Heavy rainfall warning: Under the influence of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy (6.5–12.4 cm) to very heavy falls (12.5–24.4 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 24.5 cm) would occur over west & east Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram & Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Phulbani districts of south Odisha during next 48 hrs. Rainfall would occur at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Krishna, Guntur & Prakasham districts of Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Odisha during the same period.

Wind warning: Gale wind speed upto to 170-180 kmph gusting to 195 kmph would prevail along & off north Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts) 80-90 kmph along and off adjoining districts of Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari & Krishna districts) and south Odisha (Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts).

Sea condition along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts: Sea condition would be phenomenal along & off north Andhra Pradesh coast and high along & off south Odisha and south Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours.

Storm surge warning: Storm surge of about 1-2 meters above astronomical tide would inundate low lying areas of Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.

Post landfall outlook: 

Even after landfall the system would maintain the intensity of very severe cyclonic storm for 6 hours and gradually weaken into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 6 hours while moving north westwards across south interior Odisha and Chattisgarh. Under its influence rainfall at most places with heavy falls at a few places would occur over south Chattisgarh, adjoining Telangana and south Odisha and isolated heavy to very heavy falls over north Chattisgarh, east Madhya Pradesh and north Odisha.

Gale wind speed reaching 100-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph would also prevail for 6 hours after landfall and 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph for subsequent 6 hours over East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts of Odisha during the same period. Squally winds speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph would also prevail for next 12 hours after landfall over south Chattisgarh and adjoining districts of north Telangana and south Odisha.

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