Bhubaneswar: Even though cyclonic storm ‘Nivar’ has already had its landfall last night off the coast of Puducherry and Tamil Nadu, it continued to move northwestwards and would weaken further into deep depression during next six hours and into depression by subsequent six hours.
As per the special bulletin released by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) early afternoon hours, “There is no direct impact over districts of Odisha and no warning for Odisha.”
It also stated, “However some light to moderate rainfall activity likely to occur in some districts of Odisha during next 24 hours. Light to moderate rainfall or thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Koraput, at few places over the districts of Ganjam, Kandhamal,
Nawarangpur, Kalahandi and isolated places over rest districts of Odisha during next 24 hours.”
Though the IMD special bulletin has highlighted ‘no warning for Odisha coast’, the fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours.