Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department on Monday said that the depression over southwest adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.
Though it would have no direct impact on Odisha, rainfall activity with isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur in some southern districts of the state on November 25 and 26.
“Yesterday’s well-marked low-pressure area over southwest adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression over the same region in early hours of Monday. It lay centred at 8.30 am over the same region near, about 550 km east southeast of Puducherry and 590 km southeast of Chennai,” the Met office said.
It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and move north-westwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mamallapuram around November 25 afternoon as a severe cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 100-110 kmph gusting up to 120 kmph, it added.
FORECAST FOR ODISHA
Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at a few places in Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Koraput, Ganjam, Kandhamal, and at isolated places over rest districts of south Odisha.
Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at many places in Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Koraput, Ganjam, Nawarangpur and at a few places over rest districts of south Odisha.
Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall very likely at isolated places in Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, and Gajapati.
Under the influence of the above system, squally weather wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 Kmph likely over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal on November 23 and it would increase gradually becoming 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 Kmph over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal till November 25.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal during this period.