Thursday, October 9, 2014
Update on Cyclone HUDHUD at 7.30 PM IST 9th Oct 2014
The Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over east central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of 9th October 2014 over west central and adjoining east central Bay near latitude 14.1ºN and longitude 88.4ºE about 675 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 685 km southeast of Gopalpur. The system would continue to move west-northwestwards, intensify further into a very severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. The system would cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.(IMD)
Even though predictions at the moment say impacts will be less, four coastal districts will still be affected. The are Ganjam, Gajapati, Puri and Khurda. Heavy rainfall is predicted tomorrow.
Wish we had a better prediction system. The state government is not yet clear where to send the ODRAF and other teams...