Bhubaneswar: A possible low-pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal in next 24 hours may trigger rain in Odisha from November 1.
“The cyclonic circulation over Gulf of Thailand now lies over South Andaman Sea. Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over Southeast Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. It is likely to move westnorthwestwards and intensify into a depression over Central and adjoining South Bay of Bengal around November 16,” the India Meteorological Department said in its morning bulletin.
According to senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls, the low pressure over central Bay of Bengal can strengthen to a depression or a cyclonic storm before threatening northeast India and Bangladesh late week. Rain will return to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by midweek, he added.
Rainfall is also expected in parts of coastal and interior pockets in Odisha under the influence of the possible system, Umashankar Das, a scientist of the regional IMD centre in the city, said.
Light to moderate rain/thundershower may occur at a few places in South Coastal Odisha, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur and at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapada
Light to moderate rain/thundershower is likely at a few places in Coastal Odisha, Dhenkanal, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and at one or two places in Angul, Boudh, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri districts.
Light to moderate rain/ thundershower may occur at a few places in North Coastal Odisha ,Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Nayagarh, Khurda, Puri and at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Deogarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Koraput and Malkangiri.
Light to moderate rain/thundershower may continue at one or two places in North Coastal Odisha, Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into these areas.
Squally weather (wind speed 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph) over Andaman Sea on November 13; over Southwest & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on November 14 and over Westcentral Bay of Bengal & adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal, adjoining Southwest & Southeast Bay of Bengal on November 15-16.