Deep Depression Lies 320KM South Of Paradip, May Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm Tomorrow; Know Impact On Odisha
Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Friday morning, Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre scientist Uma Shankar Das informed on Thursday.
He, however, said that the possible cyclone will have no impact on Odisha. “There is every likelihood that the deep depression would intensify into a cyclonic storm. There will not be much impact on Odisha as the system has started to recurve. As deep depression system prevails, cloudy weather conditions will prevail in the state. Intense heavy rainfall may occur in Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur today. Neighbouring districts are also likely to experience rainfall,” Das added.
“Yesterday’s depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 8.30 am over the same region, about 390 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 320 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 460 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 610 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh). It is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and cross Bangladesh coast between Mongla and Khepupara with wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph by early hours of November 18,” the MeT office said in a special bulletin.
Light to moderate rainfall may occur at a few places in Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, at one or two places in Cuttack, Jajpur, Balasore, Puri, Khurda and Mayurbhanj districts on November 16.
The intensity of rainfall is likely increase becoming light to moderate rainfall at many places with isolated heavy rainfall in coastal districts of Odisha on November 17.
Yellow warning of heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) has been issued for one or two places in Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur.
Light to moderate rain/ thundershower is also likely at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Jajpur
While dry weather is likely to prevail across the state thereafter till November 19, the weather agency has predicted light to moderate rain/ thundershower at one or two places in Malkangiri and Koraput on November 20.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is prevailing along and off Odisha coast and it likely to increase gradually becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from November 16 evening till November 17 evening and decrease thereafter.
Rough to very rough during November 16-18.
In view of rainfall activity over coastal districts of Odisha, ongoing harvesting of matured paddy, other crops and vegetables may be completed and harvested paddy crops and vegetables may be kept in safe place.
On Wednesday, the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) here had said that the deep depression may change track and move north or north-northeastwards towards the Odisha coast and intensify into a cyclonic storm on November 17 with wind speed reaching 80 to 90 km per hour in the sea. The wind speed close to the Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak coast is expected to be between 55 to 70 km per hour during the period.
The system will remain a little away from the Balasore coast on November 18 morning with reduced wind speed of 60 to 75 km per hour. The wind speed in Khurda and Cuttack will be less, it said.
Under its influence, moderate to heavy rain is expected in coastal Odisha, including Bhubaneswar from November 15 night. There is probability of heavy to very heavy rainfall on November 17 as the system is likely to stay stationary for the whole day off the Bhadrak coast. Around 40 to 60 mm of precipitation is expected in Bhubaneswar and 30 to 45 mm in Khurda on November 16 and 17.
There is heavy rain probability in the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar for about 24 hours from November 16, the bulletin added.