Odisha: Cyclone Cannot Be Ruled Out, Picture To Be Clear After 48 Hrs

04 November 2019

Debashish Maharana

Bhubaneswar:  A low pressure is brewing in North Andaman Sea which will shape into a well-marked low pressure by Monday evening. Senior Scientist of Indian Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said that this system is likely to transform into a depression over the next 48 hours.

"By November 6 evening this system will take the shape of a depression over the east central Bay (Bay of Bengal). There are chances that this will transform into a deep depression and move North Westwards towards Odisha and West Bengal coasts," said Biswas. He added that over the next three to four days the weather will be dry in Odisha.

"However due to low pressure area over north Andaman sea and its likely further intensification, squally weather with gusty surface wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph likely to prevail over east central Bay of Bengal from 5th November 2019 and over west central Bay of Bengal from 7th November 2019. Sea condition likely to be rough to very rough," the afternoon bulletin released by IMD on Monday stated.

Weather Forecast from 4th to 7th Nov, 2019: Dry Weather very likely to prevail over the districts of Odisha during next four days. Weather Forecast for 8th Nov, 2019: Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of coastal Odisha and dry weather likely to prevail over the rest districts of Odisha.

Weather outlook for subsequent two days (9th & 10th Nov, 2019): Increase in rainfall activity with isolated heavy rain over the district of coastal Odisha.

"Fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea areas of east central Bay of Bengal from 5th November 2019 and over west central Bay of Bengal from 7th November, 2019 till further notice. The system is under close watch and next updated bulletin will be issued on November 5," the IMD release added.

Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Sudam Marndi said that the Department and all its ancillary wings are well prepared to meet the challenges in the event of a cyclone. "As per the reports till Monday, there is no need to panic. But the system is being watched closely and the Department has geared up to face any eventuality," he added.

HR Biswas, Director, MeT, Bhubaneswar

Sudam Marndi, Minister, Revenue & Disaster Management, Odisha