Bhubaneswar, 26/9: The low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘Gulaab’ on Saturday. Pakistan has named this storm as Gulab. According to the Meteorological Department (IMD), this storm will hit the coast this evening. During this, the wind speed can remain up to 85 kilometers per hour. Orange alert has been issued for the coastal areas of North Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South Odisha. Heavy rain may occur in these areas. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea due to the heavy storm. At the same time, orders have been given to evacuate people from low-lying areas of Odisha.
Earlier in this season, two cyclonic storms have formed so far. The first cyclone Tout formed in the Arabian Sea, while the second cyclone Yas formed in the Bay of Bengal around 23 and 28 May. Let’s take a look at where cyclonic storm Gulab is at present and which areas of Odisha and Andhra can cause damage.