Cyclone ‘Kyant’ in Bay of Bengal

India Met Department has proclaimed that the deep depression over East-central Bay of Bengal has strengthened into typhoon “Kyant.”

‘Kyant’ lay focused around 620 km north-northwest of Port Blair (Andman and Nicobar Islands), 710 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha), and 850 km east of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

The system will move initially west-northwestwards and then west to west-southwestwards towards West-central Bay of Bengal during the next three days.

India Met Department (IMD) has extended squally wind warning to Andhra Pradesh coast also in view of the approach of cyclone Kyant.

The Bengal coast has been taken out of the scope for the alert, as Kyant lay 710 km south-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha and 850 km east of Visakhapatnam.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture out into the sea along and off Odisha and Coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts.