Cyclone Likely To Spare Odisha Coast: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

05 November 2019


Bhubaneswar: The Depression over north Andaman Sea which is likely to develop into a Cyclonic Storm will most likely avoid Odisha coast, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General (DG) Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.

Speaking to OMMCOM NEWS, Dr Mohapatra said, “The depression is currently about 950 km south-southeast of Paradip and might intensify into a Deep Depression in the next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours.

Reiterating the bulletin released by the Regional Meteorological Department, he said, “The cyclone shall most probably hit West Bengal or Bangladesh coast. It will most likely avoid Odisha coast.”

He said with light or moderate rainfall the wind speed will touch 40-50 kmph gusting upto 60 kmph. He added that fishermen were advised not to venture into deep sea of East-Central Bay of Bengal from November 8. And if any of them are in deep sea have been asked to return by November 7.