Hyderabad: The landfall process of Cyclone Gulab over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha commenced on Sunday evening, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
In a bulletin, it said as per the latest Meteorological observations, the cloud bands have touched the coastal regions and thus the landfall process has commenced over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South Coastal Odisha.
Due to effects of cyclone Gulab, the waters of Chilika lake has entered the temple premises of Maa Kalijai. Praying for the safety of all🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/onBDNG5I6S— Susanta Nanda IFS (@susantananda3) September 26, 2021
the cloud bands have touched coastal regions and thus the landfall process has commenced over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south coastal Odisha. System will cross coasts between Kalingapatnam & Gopalpur, about 25 km to north of Kalingapatnam during next 3 hours.— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 26, 2021
The bulletin said the Cyclonic Storm, at 1730 hours lay centered over Northwest and Adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal near Latitude 18.4°North and Longitude 84.6°East , about 50 KM East-Northeast of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 105 km Southsouth east of Gopalapur in Odisha.
The system is lying close to the Coast and the Centre is about 30 KM to the east of the expected landfall point, the bulletin added.