Cyclone Titli intensifies into severe cyclonic storm, Odisha to get heavy rainfall next three days: IMD 

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 10, 2018, 11.08 AM(IST)

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Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Titli'

The India Meteorological Department on Wednesday issued warnings for the coastal districts of north Andhra and south Odisha stating that severe cyclonic storm 'Titli' is in the formation over west-central Bay of Bengal.

A red message has been issued over the formation of a very severe cyclonic storm, ‘LUBAN’, over west-central Arabian Sea. The MeT department, Bhubaneswar has issued heavy rainfall warning for the next three days in the state of Odisha in the light of cyclonic storm Titli.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said that a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Titli' and is likely to move towards Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts on October 11.

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'Titli' is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, the IMD added.

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"A deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Titli' at 11:30 hours on Tuesday about 530 km southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 480 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh," IMD stated.

"It is likely to move northwestwards and cross Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Gopalpur and Kalingapatnam around the morning of 11 October," it added.

(With inputs from ANI