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Cyclone Jawad LIVE News: Cyclonic storm weakens into depression; rain lashes Odisha, Bengal, to continue for next 2 days

🔴 Cyclone Jawad Latest Updates: The cyclonic storm is likely to further weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during next 12 hours, as a result of which several districts of south Bengal may receive heavy rain till Tuesday morning.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: December 5, 2021 10:09:48 pm
Kolkata gets rainfall under the influence of Cyclone Jawad on Sunday. (Express Photo by Partha Paul)

Cyclone Jawad Live News:Heavy rain pounded the southern part of West Bengal and coastal region of Odisha on Sunday affecting normal life, as cyclone Jawad weakened into a depression, the Met department said. The cyclonic storm is likely to further weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during next 12 hours, as a result of which several districts of south Bengal may receive heavy rain till Tuesday morning.

“The Depression (remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad) over northwest Bay of Bengal near Odisha coast moved northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centred at 5.30 pm over northwest Bay of Bengal close to Odisha coast about 30 km southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 120 km east-northeast of Puri (Odisha) and 210 south-southwest of Sagar Island (West Bengal),” the IMD said in its bulletin at 8 pm.

The coastal districts of Odisha were soaked as the remnants of cyclone Jawad reached Puri coast in the afternoon before taking a re-curve in north-northeast direction and reaching Paradip. Later the system further progressed towards West Bengal coast. As the system reached near Puri, devotees and several organisations in the town started prayer seeking blessings of Lord Jagannath to save the state.

South Bengal districts such as North and South 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, Kolkata, Hooghly, Birbhum, Bankura and Nadia received heavy rain of varied intensity on Sunday.

In Andhra Pradesh, over 54,008 people from the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam have been evacuated. The West Bengal government has stopped ferry services on the Hooghly river, evacuated people from coastal areas and urged tourists not to visit seaside resorts.

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Cyclone Jawad Live Updates: Heavy rains lash coastal Odisha; schools shut in 19 districts; 54,008 evacuated from low lying areas in Andhra Pradesh. Follow latest news and updates below

22:09 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Rain lashes Odisha, Bengal; more in store for next 2 days

Heavy rain pounded the southern part of West Bengal and coastal region of Odisha on Sunday affecting normal life, as cyclone Jawad weakened into a depression, the Met department said. The cyclonic storm is likely to further weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area during next 12 hours, as a result of which several districts of south Bengal may receive heavy rain till Tuesday morning.

“The Depression (remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad) over northwest Bay of Bengal near Odisha coast moved northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centred at 5.30 pm over northwest Bay of Bengal close to Odisha coast about 30 km southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 120 km east-northeast of Puri (Odisha) and 210 south-southwest of Sagar Island (West Bengal),” the IMD said in its bulletin at 8 pm. (PTI)

20:20 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Depression moving away from Puri coast: IMD

Depression near Odisha coast moved northeastwards with a speed of 25 kmph during past 6 hours, and lay centered at 5.30 pm today, over northwest Bay of Bengal, close to Odisha coast about 30 km southeast of Paradip.

18:43 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Depression likely to weaken into well marked low pressure in next 12 hours: IMD

The depression (remnants of cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’), which lay over northwest Bay of Bengal, is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken into a well marked low pressure area during next 12 hours: India Meteorological Department 

17:20 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Deep depression weakens into depression, to weaken further by today midnight

Deep depression (remnant of cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’) weakened into a depression over northwest Bay of Bengal, close to southeast of Puri at 2.30 pm today. It is likely to move north northeastwards and weaken further by today midnight.

15:21 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Rainfall/snowfall likely in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today: IMD

Rainfall/snowfall likely in Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit, Baltistan, Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today: IMD

15:16 (IST)05 Dec 2021
IMD forecasts rainfall in Punjab, Haryana

The India Meteorological Department has forecast thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rainfall over and adjoining areas of Punjab and Haryana during next 2 hours. 

It also said that light to moderate widespread rainfall/snowfall is likely over Jammu- Kashmir- Ladakh- Gilgit- Baltistan- Muzaffarabad, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand today.

12:33 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad: Sea conditions 'Rough' as Deep Depression moves towards Odisha

Sea Conditions likely to be 'Rough to Very Rough' over northwest  and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal and along & off north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-Gangetic West Bengal coast.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas. 

12:31 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Snowfall warnings for today

Heavy rainfall and snowfall is very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan and Muzaffarabad.

12:31 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Rainfall warnings for today

Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places over Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal and heavy rainfall at isolated places over south Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, interior Tamilnadu and Kerala and Mahe. 

12:22 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad: Deep Depression to weaken further, reach Puri in next 2 hours

In the next 2 hours, the Deep Depression remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad is  likely to move north-northeast wards and weaken further into a Depression and reach Odisha coast near Puri. 

12:20 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad: Deep Depression 120km away from Puri at 8:30 am on Sunday

The Deep Depression remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad at 8:30 am on Sunday laid over northwest Bay Of Bengal, about 90km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 120 km south-southwest of Puri. 

12:12 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad's Depression position as of Sunday morning

The Deep Depression remnant of cyclonic storm Jawad lays about 230 km east-northeast of Vizag, 130 km south-southwest of Gopalpur, 180 km south-southwest of Puri and 270 km south-southwest of Paradip. 

12:08 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Watch| Heavy rainfall in Odisha due to Cyclone Jawad

The IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal and north Odisha on Sunday, due to the influence of  Cyclonic storm ‘Jawad.’ 

09:46 (IST)05 Dec 2021
Relief for Bengal, cyclone to weaken

With cyclone Jawad likely to weaken into a deep depression, coastal districts in West Bengal heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday even as the government agencies continued with their rescue and relief operations.

The Indian Meteorological Department said Jawad, which initially moved over west-central Bay of Bengal, changed its course and started rolling north-westwards at a speed of 9 kmph in the past six hours. The storm weakened into a deep depression and lay centered over west-central Bay of Bengal, about 330 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 420 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha) at 5.30 pm.

22:20 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Odisha scales down evacuation as Cyclone Jawad weakens into deep depression

With the Cyclone Jawad weakening into a deep depression, Odisha government Saturday scaled down evacuation and shifted only 1,500 people, including 300 pregnant women to safe places, a senior official said.

The IMD in its latest bulletin said that the cyclonic storm 'Jawad', which initially moved over westcentral Bay of Bengal, changed its course and started rolling in northwestwards at a speed of 9 kmph during the past six hours. (PTI)

21:14 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad to weaken further into a Depression by Sunday morning: IMD

The India Meteorological department has said that cyclonic storm Jawad, which weakened into a deep deperssion todayevening, is likely to weaken further into a depression by Sunday morning and might reach near Puri around noon. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-NE wards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken into a well-marked low-pressure area in 24 hours.

19:21 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone Jawad weakens into deep depression

Cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ has weakened into a deep depression at 5.30 pm on Saturday and is about 180 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 260 km south of Gopalpur, 330 km south-southwest of Puri and 420 km south-southwest of Paradip, the India Meteorological Department has said.

17:33 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Piyush Goyal reviews preparedness for cyclone Jawad

Union minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday reviewed the arrangements and preparations made by state governments of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal to deal with cyclone Jawad. Industry associations like CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM and PHD Chambers were also represented at the conference.

The minister underscored the need for drawing of a comprehensive action plan towards managing this natural disaster in the most effective way by incorporating the inputs and suggestions of all stakeholders. Goyal added that public private partnership is necessary for disaster management and mitigation and for protecting the lives and livelihoods of those affected.

"We must constantly upgrade our learnings and keep upgrading our capabilities. He also called for preparedness in the banking and insurance sectors to tackle the effects of the cyclone," an official statement said.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the low-pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into cyclone Jawad. (PTI)

16:47 (IST)04 Dec 2021
In Pics | West Bengal receives rain under influence of cyclone Jawad

The cyclonic storm ‘Jawad’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal resulted in rainfall in few parts of West Bengal | Express photo Partha by Paul

16:05 (IST)04 Dec 2021
Cyclone threat: Bengal govt evacuates thousands in coastal areas; heavy rain likely for two days

The West Bengal government on Saturday evacuated thousands of people in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts and urged tourists in popular sea resorts to stay away from beaches, as cyclone ‘Jawad' loomed large over the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast.

Several places in the metropolis, North and South 24 Parganas, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, Jhargram, Howrah and Hooghly districts received light rainfall since morning, the weather office said.

The administration in South 24 Parganas and Purba Medinipur districts evacuated around 11,000 people from the coastal areas to safer locations, while boats with fishermen returned in Kakdwip, Digha, Shankarpur and other coastal belts, an official said.

The met office has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places in Kolkata, Purba and Paschim Medinipur, North and South 24 Parganas, Jhargram, Hooghly and Howrah districts. Heavy rain is also likely to occur on Monday in the districts of North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad, it said. (PTI)

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Explained: How are cyclones named?

Cyclones that form in every ocean basin across the world are named by the regional specialised meteorological centres (RSMCs) and Tropical Cyclone Warning Centres (TCWCs). There are six RSMCs in the world, including the India Meteorological Department (IMD), and five TCWCs.

As an RSMC, the IMD names the cyclones developing over the north Indian Ocean, including the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, after following a standard procedure. The IMD is also mandated to issue advisories to 12 other countries in the region on the development of cyclones and storms.

Adopting names for cyclones makes it easier for people to remember, as opposed to numbers and technical terms. Apart from the general public, it also helps the scientific community, the media, disaster managers etc. With a name, it is easy to identify individual cyclones, create awareness of its development, rapidly disseminate warnings to increased community preparedness and remove confusion where there are multiple cyclonic systems over a region.

This storm, once developed, will be called Jawad (read as Jowad), as named by Saudi Arabia. After Yaas in May and Gulab in September, this will be the third cyclone headed towards the east coast this year. According to cyclone development frequency data maintained by the IMD, on eight occasions between 1891 and 2021, no cyclones developed in this region during both October and November.

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