Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has issued directives to all district collectors to prepare for potential emergencies and evacuate residents from low-lying areas in the event of heavy rainfall. A deep depression that originated over the Bay of Bengal is anticipated to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Monday evening, as per the India Meteorological Department (IMD). This impending cyclonic storm, once formed, will be named ‘Hamoon.’
The IMD’s morning bulletin stated that it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm within the next 12 hours and is expected to move in a north-northeast direction, crossing the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around the evening of October 25.
The Department of Fisheries and Animal Resources Development has cautioned fishermen against venturing into deep seas. Coastal districts of Odisha are likely to experience rainfall over the next two days.
Cyclone Tej to Weaken, Make Landfall on Yemen-Oman Coast
In contrast, the Meteorological Department has reported that Cyclone ‘Tej,’ which strengthened into an extremely severe cyclonic storm on Sunday, is expected to weaken into a very severe cyclonic storm. This cyclone is projected to make landfall on the Yemen-Oman coast between Al Ghaidah in Yemen and Salalah in Oman in the early hours of October 24.