Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a low-pressure area during the next 24 hours. This system would trigger heavy to very heavy rains in different parts of the State, especially the coastal region, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) informed.
The afternoon bulletin of the IMD on Sunday stated, “The cyclonic circulation over Northeast & adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal now lies over North & adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal and extends upto 4.5 km above mean sea level, tilting southwestwards with height.”
On the other hand, the monsoon trough at mean sea level now passes through Anupgarh, Hissar, Delhi, Hardoi, Sidhi, Korba, Bolangir, Kalingapatnam and thence east south-eastwards to Eastcentral Bay of Bengal.
“Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, and Puri.”
Similarly, thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nawarangpur, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, and Mayurbhanj, the IMD added.
“Due to likely formation of low pressure area over North & adjoining Central Bay of Bengal, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 40-50kmph very likely over West-Central adjoining North Bay of Bengal off South Odisha coast during 6th and 7th September 2021.”
“Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea of West-Central adjoining North Bay of Bengal off South Odisha coast during 6th and 7th September 2021,” the IMD warned.