Update: Low Pressure Likely To Intensify Quickly Into Cyclone; Heavy Rain To Lash Odisha Till Dec 5
Bhubaneswar: The remnants of a cyclonic circulation over the Gulf of Thailand and Myanmar reorganised into a low-pressure area over the South Andaman Sea and adjoining region late on Tuesday.
The system is expected to concentrate into a depression by December 2, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its latest bulletin.
Scientist, Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, Umashankar Das, informed that conditions are favourable for intensification of the system into a cyclonic storm over the central Bay of Bengal by December 3. The storm is likely to reach the Odisha-north Andhra coasts by December 4 morning.
If the system intensifies into a storm, it will be called Jawad, a name proposed by Saudi Arabia.
Under its influence, rainfall activities will commence from December 3 evening/night and heavy to very heavy with isolated extremely heavy falls is very likely during December 4-5 in coastal Odisha and adjoining interior districts of the state.
Yellow Warning: Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur
Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at a few places in Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur with extremely heavy falls at one or two places in Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur.
Orange warning: Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to continue in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj.
>> Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal, on December 2.
>> Gale winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph likely to prevail over central Bay of Bengal from the early morning of December 3 and gradually increase becoming 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal from the morning of December 4 for the subsequent 24 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along & off North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast from the midnight of December 3 and increase gradually becoming 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from December 4 Afternoon, for the subsequent 12 hours
Sea conditions will be rough to very rough over along & off north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast from the midnight of December 3 and become high to very high from December 4 afternoon.
Fishermen have been advised to return to the shore by December 2.
“The offshore and alongshore operations along Odisha coast are advised to be judiciously regulated on December 3 and remain suspended on December 4, to ensure the safety of life and property,” the bulletin added.
According to private forecaster Skymet, favourable environmental conditions are expected to rapidly strengthen the weather system into a cyclone, by December 2, over central parts of Bay of Bengal. “The storm is likely to move northwestward and reach the proximity of coastline by December 3 over the west-central BoB. It is expected to make landfall on December 4, and the coastline of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal is at risk of being breached by the storm,” it added.