Bhubaneswar: The remnants of cyclonic storm Jawad has been weakened into a depression and laid centred over northwest Bay of Bengal close to Odisha coast about 50 km south-south-east of Puri, 130 KM east- south-east of Gopalpur and 100 KM south-southwest of Paradip.
Bhubaneswar Meteorology Centre said it is likely to move north-northeast awards, weakened further into a low pressure area during the next 12 hours.
The deep depression over northwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved north northeast wards at a speed of 18 kmph during the past six hours.
Under its impact heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue at some places over the districts of Puri, Khordha, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur Kendrapara, Jajpur, Bhadrak Balasore and Mayurbhanja till tomorrow morning.
The MET office also issued a yellow warning for the districts of Ganjam, Nayagarha, Keonjhar, Anugul and Dhenkanal during the period.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 KMPH gusting to 65 KMPH is likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast till this evening.
The sea condition will be rough to very rough during the period and warned the fishermen not to venture into along and off Odisha coast and northwest adjoining the west-central Bay of Bengal during the next 24hours. It advised hoisting the local cautionary signal No3 at all ports of Odisha.
Under the impact of the system, heavy rainfall occurred in many places of coastal Odisha in the past 24 hours. Highest 158 mm rainfall reported at Khallikote while rainfall above 50 mm recorded at 12 blocks of the State and 20 to 50 mm in another 58 blocks.
There are 120 cyclone shelters in 12 districts, where about 4,000 people are taking shelter, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) PK Jena.
About 400 pregnant women have been shifted to the nearby hospital and 267 NRDF, ODRAF, Fire Service teams have been deployed in the likely affected areas in a precautionary measure, he said.