Cyclone Kyant unlikely to make landfall: IMD
"The cyclonic storm '<g data-gr-id="46">KYANT</g>' over <g data-gr-id="42">east-central Bay of Bengal</g> moved further west-southwestwards and lay centred 450 km <g data-gr-id="44">southeast</g> of Gopalpur, 520 km east-southeast of Vishakhapatnam and 730 km east-northeast of Machilipatnam.
"The cyclone is most likely to move west-southwestwards towards <g data-gr-id="45"><g data-gr-id="40">westcentral</g> Bay of Bengal</g> during next 72 hours," the Cyclone Warning Division of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
M Mohapatra, head of the Cyclone Warning Division, said <g data-gr-id="36">Kyant</g> was unlikely to make landfall, which means it will not hit the coast.
A cyclone making a landfall usually wreaks havoc and causes damage to life and property.
The IMD, however, said coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Odisha will witness rainfall, especially during the Diwali weekend.
<g data-gr-id="39">Kyant</g> is expected to fade into <g data-gr-id="29">deep</g> depression on October 29.
"Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 <g data-gr-id="37">kmph</g> gusting to 65 <g data-gr-id="38">kmph</g> is very likely to prevail along and off south Odisha on October 27 and along and off Andhra Pradesh coasts from October 27 to 30.
"Light to moderate rainfall at many places over south Odisha, north coastal Andhra Pradesh is very likely on October 27 and 28.
"Heavy rainfall at isolated places over south coastal Andhra Pradesh is very likely <g data-gr-id="31">on</g> October 28 to 30 and over north coastal Tamilnadu <g data-gr-id="32">on</g> October 29 to 31," the IMD said.
Sea condition will be "rough to very rough" along and off south Odisha on October 27. Similar conditions will persist off Andhra Pradesh coasts during October 27 to 30, it said.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into <g data-gr-id="34">sea</g> off Andhra Pradesh coasts from October 27 onwards.