New Delhi: As per IMD reports on Monday, Cyclone Gulab is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a depression during the next 12 hours. The deep depression is likely to cause heavy rainfall in coastal Andhra Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
"It is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken further into a Depression during the next 12 hours," India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin at 8.30 a.m.
Earlier today, the landfall process of Cyclonic Storm 'Gulab' was completed. "The landfall process 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 four-five hours," said IMD.
A red alert was sounded in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh for a cyclonic warning. Light to moderate rainfall is expected at most places with heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, south Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Vidarbha; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over south Odisha and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Rayalaseema through Monday.
Squally wind, with speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely to prevail over west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha coasts by afternoon and decrease thereafter.
Sea condition will continue to be rough to very rough over west-central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coasts till after mid-day and improve gradually thereafter, IMD said.
It added a warning to the fishermen to not to venture into West-central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal and along and off Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coasts till late Monday evening.
Due to turbulence in the sea on the account of cyclonic storm Gulab, two fishermen from Andhra Pradesh's Srikakulam died and one went missing after a boat capsized in the Bay of Bengal on Sunday.