‘Low’ Over Andaman Sea To Become Depression By Dec 2, Districts On Alert

Bhubaneswar: As per the IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form over South Andaman Sea by November 30. The system is likely to move west northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over south east and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal by December 2.

This system will trigger rainfall in north coastal Odisha, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Kandhamal, Dhenkanal and over one or two places in rest of the districts.

Heavy rainfall is very likely to occur in Gajapati, Ganjam and Puri from December 3 to December 4, the IMD added.

Taking a note of the situation, the Special Relief Commissioner’s office has issued an advisory to all districts, to keep a watch on the situation.

The situation may be closely monitored and action as deemed necessary be taken in case of any eventuality. The fishermen advice needs to be implemented strictly and all of them should be back to the shore by December 1, the advisory stated.

“The harvested paddy may be shifted to safe places and kept properly stacked to check damage. Where the paddy crops are ready for harvest, steps may be taken to expedite the process and stocked safely,” the SRC’s office directed.