Cyclone ‘Sitrang’: Low Pressure Intensifies Into Depression, Rain Warning For Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The well-marked low-pressure area over the north Andaman sea and adjoining areas of the south Andaman Sea and Southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression, the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s regional centre informed on Saturday.

The system is likely to move northwestwards till the morning of October 23 and recurve north-northeastwards to further concentrate into a cyclone storm ‘Sitrang’, added MeT office.

MeT also added that the system would cross Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal coast around October 25 early morning.

It is likely to make landfall as a severe cyclonic storm on October 25 evening.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the deep sea area of the central Bay of Bengal from Saturday and along and off Odisha coast and west-central and North Bay of Bengal from October 23 to 26.

Heavy rainfall warning has been issued for Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Cuttack, and Khurda districts from Monday onwards. Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rainfall on October 24.

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