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Hudhud’s intensity to prevail for 6 hours after landfall: IMD

Even after landfall of cyclone Hudhud, the system will maintain the intensity of very severe cyclonic storm for 6 hours and gradually weaken into cyclonic storm in subsequent six hours while moving northwestwards across south interior Odisha and Chhattisgarh, an IMD bulletin said.

Under its influence, rainfall in most places with heavy falls in some places will occur in south Chhattisgarh, adjoining Telangana and south Odisha and isolated heavy to very heavy falls in north Chhattisgarh and north Odisha, it said.

Gale with speed reaching 100-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph will prevail for 6 hours after landfall and 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph for subsequent 6 hours over East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts of Odisha.

Squally winds with speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph will also prevail for the next 12 hours after landfall in south Chhattisgarh and adjoining districts of north Telangana and south Odisha, the IMD said.

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