Depression Forms Over Bay Of Bengal, Likely To Intensify Into Cyclonic Storm

Bhubaneswar: The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over the Southeast Bay of Bengal has developed to a depression at 5.30 PM, the India Meteorological Department (IMD has informed through a tweet from its official handle @Indiametdept.

The IMD has further stated that the Depression is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

At 5.30 PM today, the Depression lay about 960 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), 1020 km south-southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha) & 1060 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), according to the IMD’s special bulletin issued at 9.00 PM today.

It is likely to move northwestwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over central parts of the Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.

It is likely to reach west-central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh – south Odisha coasts around 4th December morning. Thereafter it  is likely to move north-northeastwards.

The IMD has said that under the impact of the system light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of south coastal Odisha and at a few places over rest districts Odisha on 3rd, light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over districts of coastal Odisha & at many places over the districts of interior Odisha on 4th and light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at most places over the districts of north coastal Odisha and at many places over rest districts of Odisha on 5th December.

The IMD has issued Yellow Warning indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Gajapati with heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Koraput, Rayagada, Puri Jagatsinghpur and Kendrapada from 8.30 AM of December 3 to 8.30 AM of December 4.

Similarly, Red Warning has been issued indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall very is likely to occur at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls(more than 20 cm) over the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, and Jagatsinghpur from 8.30 AM of December 4 to 8.30 AM of December 5. Also, Orange Warning has been issued indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely to at one or two places over the districts of Kendrapada, Cuttack, Khordha, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Rayagada and Koraput and Yellow Warning has been issued indicating heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Malkangiri during the same period.

Besides, Orange Warning has been issued indicating heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, and Puri from 8.30 AM of December 5 to 8.30 December 6. Also, Yellow Warning heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Nayagarh, Khordha, Ganjam and Gajapati during the same period.

Wind warning:

(i)Squally wind speed reaching wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over east-central Bay of Bengal, from 3rd December morning. Gale winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph likely to prevail over central Bay of Bengal from the morning of 3rd December evening and gradually increase becoming 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph over northwest & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal from the morning of 4th December for the subsequent 24 hours.

(ii) Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along & off North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coasts from the mid-night of 3rd December and increase gradually becoming 70- 80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph from 4th morning, for the subsequent 12 hours.

Sea conditions:

Sea condition would become very rough to High over southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal on today, 2nd December. Sea condition would be High over central Bay of Bengal on 3rd December and High to very High over west-central & northwest Bay of Bengal from the early morning of 4th December for the subsequent 24 hours.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over along & off North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha coast from the mid- night of 3rd December and become High to very High from 4th Afternoon, for the subsequent 12 hours.

Fishermen Warning:

Fishermen are advised not to venture into southeast & adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal till 3rd December, west-central & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal and along & off north Andhra Pradesh – Odisha- West Bengal coasts during 3rd – 5th December 2021.

Port warning:

All ports of Odisha have been asked to hoist Distance Cautionary Signal No.1 (DC-1).