Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation that formed on Thursday, now lay over east-central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, the Meteorological Centre in the city said on Friday morning.
Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region during the next 12 hours, the Met Centre said.
It is likely to move west-north-westwards towards the Odisha coast during the subsequent 48 hours, it added.
Earlier on Thursday afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the cyclonic circulation over the Myanmar coast and adjoining Gulf of Martaban persists. It is likely to move northwestwards and emerge into northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal.
“Under its influence, heavy rain will lash Odisha from September 26. The rainfall activity will be widespread for the next three days till September 28,” said IMD Director-General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
While IMD has forecast light to moderate rain in Odisha on Friday (September 24), it has issued a yellow warning for the next three days.
On September 25, thunderstorm with lightning is very likely at one or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Dhenkanal, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada. Light to moderate rain or thundershower is also likely at many places in coastal Odisha and South interior Odisha and a few places in the rest of the state.
There will be heavy rainfall at one or two places in Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara Khurda, Nayagarh, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Cuttack and Nabarangpur on September 26.
September 27 will see heavy rainfall at one or two places in Khurda, Puri, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Bolangir, Boudh and Nuapada.