Cyclone Brewing Over Bay of Bengal to Spare Odisha

Bhubaneswar: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) report on Friday morning, the well-marked low-pressure area formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal on Thursday moved west-northwestwards during past 12 hours, concentrated into a depression and lay centred at 0530 hours IST on Friday over adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal near latitude 9.1°N and longitude 86.4°E, about 790 km east-southeast of Puducherry, 800 km southeast of Chennai, 990 km southeast of Bapatla and 970 km southeast of Machilipatnam.

The depression is likely to move west-northwestwards, and intensify into a deep depression by December 2. It will intensify further to transform into a cyclonic storm over the southwest Bay of Bengal around December 3.

This cyclonic storm would move northwestwards and cross south Andhra Pradesh and adjoining North Tamil Nadu coast between Chennai and Machilipatnam around the evening of December 4.

So, this cyclonic storm is likely to have no impact on Odisha.

But the IMD forecasted light to moderate rain/thundershowers in the coastal areas of Odisha on Friday. Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Khandamal, Kalahandi, Rayagada, and a few places in Nuapada, Bolangir, and Boudh may have some rainfall.

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