HudHud Update: Strong winds are lashing Ganjam district of Odisha, just before the arrival of Cyclone Hudhud. Cyclone to bring rain over Chhattisgarh, east Vidarbha, Telangana, Jharkhand, east MP, West Bengal, Bihar and east Uttar Pradesh.
HudHud Update: Ichapuram records 139 m.m. rainfall
HudHud Update: India quiet clearly making good progress in disaster managment since a couple of years. AP has prepared well in advance for the disaster, made amendments to face it seems like it paid off.
HudHud Update: Gradually, Hudhud will weaken into a cyclone and further into a depression within next 24 hours.
HudHud Update: Cyclone crossed the coast at Pudimadaka
HudHud Update: Centre of cyclone crossing the Andhra Pradesh coast — Time, place and speed of Hudhud as per forecast: IMD chief
HudHud Update: As cyclone Hudhud hits Visakhapatnam, weather in Raipur gets cloudy and parts of Chhattisgarh witnesses light rainfall.
HudHud Update: Prime Minister Office monitoring situations arising out of the cyclone hudhud on an hourly basis
HudHud Update: Extensive damage reported as cyclone’s outer bands strike eastern Indian coast, Two killed as rains intensify in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha; many structures damaged
HudHud Update: Eye of the storm crossing Vizag city now.
HudHud Update: Maximum damage will be seen in the next two to three hours, K Seetharam, director, IMD Hyderabad warnsPrime Minister Narendra Modi chairing an emergency high-level meeting to review the preparedness for Cyclone HudHud, in New Delhi.
HudHud Update: Cyclone Hudhud has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm. It is currently centred around 15.9°N latitude and 85.7°E longitude, about 350 km east/southeast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 380 km south/southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha.
HudHud Update: Punched with a speed of 120-130 kmph at the core and gusting at 150 kmph, Hudhud is travelling in a west/northwest direction. At the moment cyclone Hudhud is demonstrating strength equivalent to CAT II storm and likely to strengthen further.
HudHud Update: Coastal areas of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are likely to bear the maximum brunt of the cyclone. Light rain has commenced in the coastal areas and the cloud cover will gradually thicken to bring overcast skies. As reiterated by Skymet Meteorology Division in India, heavy showers will start lashing the states from tonight and pick up as we approach time of landfall.
HudHud Update: Up to 500 km on either side of the landfall area, generally become vulnerable to intense weather activity. The districts to be affected by squally winds and heavy showers would be Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and East Godavari.
HudHud Update: The Odisha Government is also on alert to face the threat posed by Hudhud. The districts likely to be affected are Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi and Kandhamal.
HudHud Update: After landfall, the cyclone will weaken and travel deep inland. The rain belt will gradually shift to cover Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Bihar, eastern parts of Madhya Pradesh and extend up to east Uttar Pradesh.
HudHud Update: Governmental authorities in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh are on high alert with the cyclone bearing down on the coast, around the same time as cyclone Phailin battered Odisha. Just like last year, we hope that the state’s effective preparations will save countless lives.