Cyclone Jawad in the Bay of Bengal will hit the coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday morning. Along with this, the storm is also expected to hit the Puri coast by Sunday afternoon. This is the third storm after Yas and Gulab which is reaching Odisha this year. 46 teams of NDRF were deployed to deal with any emergency.
Meteorological Department (IMD) DG Mrityunjay Mohapatra said that the cyclone will be closest to Puri district around Sunday afternoon. Due to the storm, there will be heavy rain in Andhra and Odisha on Saturday and Sunday morning. On Sunday itself, the storm will return to the Bay of Bengal. Then there may be heavy rain in some areas of Bengal.
During this time, winds will also blow at a speed of about 110 kilometers per hour. The maximum impact of these winds is likely to be on Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Bhadrak, Balasore and Nayagarh districts. The Meteorological Department has advised all fishing, tourism and not going into the deep sea till Monday.
UGC-NET exam scheduled on 5th December (December 2020 and June 2021) has been canceled due to the red alert issued in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. It has been rescheduled. Its revised datasheet will be uploaded later.
In view of the threat of Cyclone Jawad, the Odisha government has decided to postpone the 12th International Sand Art Festival. The festival was being organized near the famous Konark temple. It is also called Konark Festival. In this, sand artists from all over the country participate and make different types of artworks.
A storm alert has been issued in Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh. CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy spoke to the DMs of these districts on Thursday and directed them to take preventive measures. The storm is expected to reach Visakhapatnam by Saturday evening.
There is also a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in the coastal areas of West Bengal. In Kolkata, one team each has been deployed in 2, South 24 Parganas, North 24 Parganas, East Midnapore, West Midnapore, Hooghly and Nadia districts.
Jawad is an Arabic word. It means generous or kind. Therefore, it is believed that the storm will not be very dangerous. However, the IMD has predicted a maximum wind speed of 100 kilometers per hour on the morning of December 4. According to media reports, this storm has been named on the suggestion of Saudi Arabia. People had to face a lot of difficulties due to the Amfan cyclone that came last year.