‘Titli’ crosses North AP and South Odisha Coasts early today
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‘Titli’ crosses North AP and South Odisha Coasts early today

Hyderabad, Oct 11: The very severe cyclonic storm 'Titli' has crossed the North Andhra Pradesh and South Odisha Coast early on Thursday morning, near Palasa in Srikakulam district) to the southwest of Gopalpur.

The cyclonic storm over west central Bay of Bengal moved northwestwards and crossed the north Andhra Pradesh­ South Odisha coasts, near Latitude 18.8°N and Longitude 84.5°E, (near Palasa in Srikakulam district).

During the crossing of Titli, an estimated maximum sustained surface wind speed of 140-­150 kmph gusting 165 kmph occurred between 0430 and 0530 hours on Thursday, National Weather Forecasting Centre of India Meteorological Centre said in a bulletin.

It lay centred at 0530 hrs on October 11 over North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and adjoining south Odisha near Latitude 18.8°N and Longitude 84.5°E, about 70 km southwest of Gopalpur (Odisha) and 160 km north­ northeast of Kalingapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

It is very likely to move northwestwards for next 12 hours and then re­curve north eastwards towards Gangetic West Bengal across Odisha.

It is very likely to weaken gradually becoming a severe cyclonic storm around noon, cyclonic storm around evening of today and a deep depression by morning of Friday, the bulletin said. (UNI)