Visakhapatnam: Andhra Pradesh is bracing for a severe cyclone which may make landfall between North Andhra and South Odisha on December 4, according to the latest IMD report on Tuesday.
The current system will be the first cyclone of the season and will be named as Jawad.
IMD Amaravati Director Stella S said a low pressure area lay over South Thailand and neighbourhood, and added that the associated cyclonic circulation extends up to mid tropospheric level.
It is likely to emerge into Andaman Sea during next 12 hours and move west-north-westwards and turn into a depression by December 2, while intensifying further into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 24 hours.
It is likely to north Andhra Pradesh-Odisha coasts by the morning of December 4.
Under the influence of the system, heavy to very heavy rains are expected in North Coastal Andhra. The south coastal Andhra, which bore the brunt of the recent floods, would be spared.
The IMD also warned of high speed winds, reaching up to 110 kmph, at the time when the cyclone passes the coast.
Fishermen have been advised to not to venture into the sea till December 6....