Bhubaneswar: With the well-marked low pressure intensifying into a depression over the Bay of Bengal in the morning on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there is no possibility of a cyclonic storm.
Informing the media, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mahapatra said that the depression over the north-west and west-central Bay of Bengal about 180 km south-south-east of Paradip is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast as a deep depression between Sagar Island & Khepupara by the afternoon on October 23.
Ruling out the possibility of a cyclonic storm, he said that the depression and the subsequent deep depression will have a maximum impact inside the sea. “As the depression will move close to the coast, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall. Though there is no possibility of landfall at any place in the coastal pockets of Odisha, yet the impact of the depression will be comparatively more on the areas close to the coast,” he pointed out.
Mahapatra also said that the distant cautionary signal no-3 has been hosted in all ports in Odisha.
Meanwhile, the IMD in a special mid-day bulletin issued red, orange and yellow warning for the following districts.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak and Balasore.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over the district of Puri.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Ganjam, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur and Mayurbhanj.
Heavy rainfall at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada,
Jagatsingpur and Jajpur.
Due to inclement weather, fishermen have been advised not to venture into the deep sea along and off the Odisha coast and north Bay of Bengal till October 24 as squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph and gusting to 70 kmph will make the sea condition rough to very rough.