Bhubaneswar: Several parts of the coastal districts of Odisha will experience rainfall activities associated with the probable cyclone ‘Sitrang’ brewing over the Bay of Bengal, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday.
As per IMD, rainfall activity associated with the system is very likely to start from the early hours of October 24, 2022, over the coastal districts of Odisha.
As per the forecast, the low-pressure area is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over East-central and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal around October 22and into a deep depression on October 23.
“It is very likely to recurve northwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the west-central and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal by October 24. Thereafter, it is likely to move gradually north-northeastwards and reach near West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts on October 25, skirting Odisha coast,” IMD’s bulletin read.
Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7 to 20cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada and Jagatsinghpur.
Yellow Warning (Be updated): Heavy rainfall (7 to 11cm) very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Cuttack, Khordha and Puri.
Wind warning for sea area
October 22: Squally weather with wind speed reaching 45-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal.
October 23: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely over westcentral and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal.
October 24: Gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph is likely over westcentral and adjoining eastcentral & north Bay of Bengal.
October 25: Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is likely over north and adjoining central Bay of Bengal.