Cyclone “Gulab” will make landfall around midnight along the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The coastal districts in Andhra Pradesh and Odisha have been put on alert.
According to a forecast by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the cyclonic storm is expected to make landfall between Gopalpur in Odisha and Kalingapatanam in Andhra Pradesh with wind speeds of up to 95 kmph.
As of 8:30 am today, Cyclone ‘Gulab’, named by Pakistan, was about 180 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 240 km east of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, according to an IMD update.
Here are the Live updates on Cyclone Gulab:
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