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Cyclonic storm Hudhud

Oct 10, 2014 09:09 IST

Cyclonic storm HudhudHudhud is in news because is expected to cross north Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha coast between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur.

Cyclonic storm named Hudhud is the deep depression over north Andaman Sea crossed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, is expected to reach east cost of India.

Hudhud name derives from the Hoopoe bird, a colorful bird found across Afro-Eurasia suggested by Oman.

The Wind speed range of Hudhud is expected to be 130-140 kmph and may reach up to 155 kmph.

A very severe cyclonic storm Phailin with wind speed of more than 210 kmph had hit Odisha coast at Gopalpur caused extensive damage in 2013.

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