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Hudhud’s intensity reduces as it moves to Chhattisgarh


CycloneBhubaneswar: The intensity of cyclone Hudhud reduced as it moved to Chhattisgarh today morning and has turned into a ‘deep depression’, MeT department said.

In the next six hours, its intensity will reduce further and it will turn into a ‘depression’ and bring rainfall in several parts of east India, it said.

“The ‘deep depression’ over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood moved northwards and lay centered 50 kms south of Raipur. It will move northwards for next 12 hours and then north-northeastwards.

“It will weaken into a depression during the next 6 hours and into a well marked low pressure area during the subsequent 12 hours,” an Indian Meteorological Department bulletin said.

The wind speed of the system is currently 40-50 kmph.

Under the influence of the system, rainfall will occur at many places, with isolated heavy falls (6.5–12.4 cm) over Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh during the next few hours, and decrease thereafter.

Rainfall will occur at most places, with isolated heavy (6.5–12.4 cm) to very heavy falls (12.5–24.4 cm) over Chhattisgarh and adjoining east Madhya Pradesh and interior Odisha during the next 24 hrs and over east Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Bihar during the next 48 hrs, it said.

“Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph will prevail upto 100 km around system centre, which includes areas of Chhattisgarh and adjoining west Odisha during the next 6 hrs,” the bulletin added.


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