Bhubaneswar, 4/12:The Cyclonic Storm ‘JAWAD’ (Pronounced as JOWAD) over westcentral Bay of Bengal continued to move north-northwestwards with a speed of 06 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0230 hrs IST of today, the 04th December 2021, over westcentral Bay of Bengal near Lat. 16.0°N and Long. 84.9°E, about 250 km southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 360 km south of Gopalpur (Odisha), 430 km south-southwest of Puri (Odisha) and 510 km south-southwest of Paradip (Odisha).
It is likely to move north-northwestwards and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh–south Odisha coasts by 04th December morning. Thereafter, it is likely to recurve north-northeastwards, move along Odisha coast reaching near Puri around 5th December noon and weaken gradually. Subsequently, it is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards along Odisha coast towards West Bengal coast and weaken further.
According to SRC, the cyclone may weaken by the time it reaches Puri coast to a deep depression as per latest forecast of IMD