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Odisha To Experience Cyclone In Summer After 30 Years


30 April 2019

Debashish Maharana


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Bhubaneswar: The general notion in Odisha goes as well as the State has been experiencing cyclone after cyclone almost every year or alternatively during the last leg of Monsoon or in the months of October and November when the season of Winter onsets.

Notwithstanding that, imminent Cyclone Fani in the midst of this Summer has been an unusual phenomenon for Odisha as dubbed by Odisha Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) as well as the weather experts.

In his media reactions today, Odisha SRC Bishnupada Sethi has mentioned it to be “a rare type of peculiar cyclone and everyone is trying to map its right course.”

Speaking to OMMCOM NEWS, IMD Bhubaneswar Centre’s meteorologist Gouranga Charan Behera said, “It had all happened 30 years ago. Cyclonic circulation emerging from the Indian Ocean never crosses over such a lengthy course.”

“It had occurred once and this is for the next time as per our record,” he asserted.

On the reason behind its occurrence, the Met expert informed, “It’s owing to the sea effect. When the temperature of the sea rises immediately against the normal temperature 27.5 degree, the low pressure and this cyclonic phenomenon take place.”

He added, “As the El Nino factor is there and it has been stated that the sea is hot this time, it has triggered such a natural occurrence.”    

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Gouranga Charan Behera, Meteorologist, IMD Bhubaneswar Centre