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“It’s expected that by around 1:00 pm, the tail end of the cyclone will also be completely moving to landmass. It is making landfall between Dhamra and Balasore,” Jena said,

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At around 12:30 pm, the IMD informed that the cyclone was likely to move north-northwestwards and weaken gradually into a severe cyclonic storm in the next three hours, and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent six hours.

“Wind speed will decrease gradually, becoming 90-100 kmph, gusting to 110 KMPH during the next three hours and 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 mph during the subsequent six hours,” the IMD’s hourly bulletin said.

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