Cyclone Daye: Heavy downpour in parts of Odisha, Andhra

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VISAKHAPATNAM: A deep depression in the west-central Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm, Daye, on Thursday night. The storm crossed the coast near Gopalpur in Odisha in the midnight, triggering heavy downpour accompanied by high velocity wind in several parts of the state.
Daye is likely to cause damage to the road, rail and communication channels in various districts of Odisha, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar said on Friday.
“Cyclone Daye has weakened. There’s a deep depression positioned near Titlagarh as per updates at 5.30am. It’s moving towards west, north-west. It’ll have an impact in Odisha for the next 24 hours, but there’s less possibility of very heavy and extremely heavy rain, said Met office in Bhubaneswar. North-coastal Andhra Pradesh remained on edge as Cyclone Daye made landfall in south Odisha, prompting the IMD to issue red alert for coastal districts. Many areas of north coastal Andhra received 40-50mm of rainfall during cyclone landfall on Friday.
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On Friday morning, Andhra power supply officials started enumerating minor losses to the electricity supply network due to winds at the Andhra and Odisha border of Srikakulam district. No major loss has been reported so far due to the cyclone preparedness by Srikakulam district administration.
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“The cyclonic storm over south Odisha and neighbourhood moved west-north-westwards during past six hours with a speed about 26 kmph and weakened into a deep Depression and lay centred over south-interior Odisha and neighbourhood, about 65 km east-southeast of Titlagarh (Odisha). It would continue to move west-north-westwards and weaken gradually into a depression by this afternoon,” said official sources on Friday.
After making the landfall, Cyclone Daye weakened into a deep depression and lied over south interior Odisha, said Met centre in Bhubaneswar on Friday morning. The system over west-central of the Bay of Bengal close to Gopalpur in Odisha intensified into the cyclonic storm, about 300km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 311km eastsoutheast of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.
Coastal districts Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of Andhra Pradesh, and Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri districts of Odisha. In Bengal, the Indian Meteorologocal Department (IMD) has forecast that Kolkata will receive moderate rain, North and South 24 Parganas, Howrah and Hooghly heavy rain and East and West Midnapore and Jhargram very heavy rain. In Bihar, light to moderate showers along with gusty winds and lightning are expected over the next 24 hours under the influence of the cyclonic storm. Odisha, AP brace for cyclonic storm. The Patna Meterological Department said the intensity of showers due to the cyclonic storm would be more in Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand as compared to Bihar.The Met department has advised fishermen to not venture into sea along and off Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours.