Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm Kyant formed over the Bay of Bengal is heading towards Andhra Pradesh coast and it is gradually getting weak.
The system is likely to make landfall at Pongal in Andhra Pradesh on October 29.
“The cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved further West-Southwestwards in past 06 hours with speed 14 kmph and lay centred at 520 km east-southeast of Gopalpur,” said a bulletin of IMD.
The system is very likely to slightly intensify further during next 24 hours. It is most likely to move West-Southwestwards towards westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours, it added.
However, the met department has hoisted Distant Warning Signal Number TWO (DW-II) at all ports in Odisha.
Surface wind from northerly direction with speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph with gusting 55 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha coast. Sea condition would be rough to very rough.
However Odisha has remained on alert. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed the district collectors to remain alert.