Cyclone Jawad: All about the upcoming cyclone in India 2021
Cyclone Jawad: Post a cyclone-free October and November, the Met Department has issued an alert for the formation of Cyclone Jawad which is expected to reach the Indian States of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on 4 December 2021. The Met Department has further warned that the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm and will move northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by December 4.
IMD has predicted light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy rainfall at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The fishermen have been asked to refrain from venturing into the sea from 3 to 5 December 2021.
Cyclone Jawad Updates
The Met Department on 3 December 2021 warned that the depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into a deep depression and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours.
PM Modi reviewed the preparedness to deal with the situation arising out of Cyclone Jawad including timely evacuation of those in affected areas and ensuring the maintenance of essential supplies. Various authorities are on standby.
Ganjam, Gajapati, Chatrapur, Brahmapur, Jagatsinghpur, Baripada, Digha, and Contai will be at high risk of heavy rainfall and flooding, according to Skymet Weather.
In the wake of Cyclone Jawad, around 95 trains were cancelled which were either passing over or originating from East Coast Railway.
Ahead of Cyclone Jawad, the Odisha government asked the collectors of 13 districts to prepare for the evacuation of the people and has further chalked out a disaster management strategy by requisitioning NDRF, ODRAF and fire department personnel for rescue and relief operations.
A yellow alert with the likelihood of heavy rainfall has been issued for Srikakulam, Vishakapatnam and Vijayanagara districts of Andhra Pradesh while an orange alert warning of very heavy rainfall has been issued for Puri, Gajapati, Ganjam, Khurda, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Cuttack and Nayagarh districts of Odisha for December 3 and 4.
"A low-pressure area lay over south Thailand and neighbourhood at 8:30 a.m. on November 30. It is likely to emerge into the Andaman Sea during the next 12 hours. Thereafter, it is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal by December 2," said India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its bulletin.
The Met Department further added, "It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours. It is likely to move northwestwards, intensify further and reach near north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts around December 4 morning."
What is Cyclone Jawad?
Cyclone Jawad is the first cyclonic storm after the southwest monsoon ended which is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal on 3 December 2021 and may reach Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on 4 December 2021. The cyclone was named Jawad by Saudi Arabia, meaning generous or merciful in Arabic.
Also Read | How are cyclones named in the world?