Deep despair over Bay of Bengal more likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, cross Bangladesh coast


The deep despair over the Bay of Bengal, which is more likely to intensify right into a cyclonic storm by Friday, can have no main impression on Odisha as it should transfer in direction of the Bangladesh coast, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) has mentioned.

Anchored boats on the shore in Odisha’s Puri district.(PTI)

The deep despair was shifting north-northeastwards at a pace of 20 kmph, IMD mentioned on Thursday.

Presently, it lay centred round 420km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, 410 km from Digha in West Bengal, 540 km from Kheppura in Bangladesh and 270 km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha at 1pm.

“The system is more likely to proceed to maneuver north-northeastwards, intensify additional right into a cyclonic storm over the following 24 hours and cross the Bangladesh coast between Mongla and Khepupara within the early hours of Saturday,” the IMD mentioned.

“Steering from numerous numerical fashions is indicating north-northeastwards motion in direction of Bangladesh coast,” the nationwide climate company added.

Uma Shankar Das, a senior scientist on the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, mentioned although the system is more likely to intensify right into a cyclonic storm by Friday, it should don’t have any main impression on Odisha aside from some rain within the coastal area.

“The system has began to re-curve. There may be each risk of intense heavy rainfall in two Odisha districts, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur, on Thursday and a yellow warning has been issued. Neighbouring districts are additionally more likely to expertise rainfall,” Das mentioned.

He additionally mentioned there might be no main adjustments within the most and minimal temperatures within the coming days in Odisha.

Beneath its affect, many components of Odisha, significantly the coastal area, will expertise wind blowing between 40 kmph and 70 kmph, the IMD official mentioned.

In the meantime, Odisha’s Particular Reduction Commissioner (SRC) has put all of the district collectors on alert even because the IMD made it clear that the doable cyclone can have no such main impression on the state.

Fishermen had been suggested in opposition to venturing into deep seas until November 18 as sea circumstances will stay tough throughout the interval.



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