Cyclonic storm Gulab can cause heavy destruction in Bengal-Odisha

New Delhi. The countdown has started regarding the landfall of Cyclone Gulab. The 'Gulaab' cyclone is expected to pass between Gopalpur in Odisha and Visakhapatnam coasts of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday. The Meteorological Department has issued an alert for both states. A warning has also been given here regarding heavy rain. Coastal areas are being evacuated. NDRF teams have been deployed in both states.

The cyclonic storm Gulab formed over the Bay of Bengal has been warned to move towards the southern parts of Odisha and West Bengal. The Meteorological Department has issued warnings in both these states. In many districts of these two states, there is a possibility of heavy to very heavy rains in the next three days; the Meteorological Department has issued a high alert regarding this. ODRF team has been sent to Odisha as well as NDRF team has also been sent.

The IMD has warned and cautioned, 'Many low-lying areas will be submerged in the identified districts. There is a possibility of flash floods in the hilly areas of the southern region of Odisha. Heavy to very heavy rainfall in urban areas of Ganjam and Puri and extremely heavy rains in some parts may cause waterlogging. The Director-General of IMD has told that the state government has warned about the possibility of flooding of rivers, landslides in some areas.

In the latest update released by IMD, it has been said that this storm is currently moving at a speed of 10 km during the last 6 hours. At 5:30 am, this storm was 270 km south-east of Gopalpur in Odisha in the Bay of Bengal, while its distance from Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh was 300 km in the east. During landfall, the wind speed can go up to 95 kilometres per hour.

You can track the speed and direction of this storm in real-time. Let's take a look at the names of websites and apps where you can track this…

You can live track the storm on IMD's website is one of the most reliable websites to track cyclones in real-time. Developed by the Ministry of Earth Sciences, all cyclones occurring in the country can be tracked on this website.

This website is also excellent for tracking Zoom Earth storms. You can check the direction and speed of your storm at The special thing is that you can also see the potential and the rear track. There is also the facility of real-time GPS.

on impulse app, you can live track cyclones. You can download this app on Google Play Store and Apple App Store, it gives real-time updates for all types of cyclones.

Foreign website is another website that gives all the information about cyclones. Visit the website ( and get information about any cyclone in the world. Here you can read the bulletin on thunderstorms and storms. Satellite and radar images are also present here.

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