Deep depression turns cyclonic storm, likely to have less impact on Odisha: Met

Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 25:

The deep depression over Bay of Bengal intensified into a cyclonic storm today. However, it would have less impact on Odisha, said Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director Sarat Chandra Sahu.

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“The system recurved last night and currently located about 715 km east-southeast of Gopalpur. After it intensifies into a cyclonic storm, it would initially move west-northwestwards and then west-southwestwards and reach west-central Bay of Bengal,” Sahu said.

“Under its influence, there would be moderate rainfall in coastal and south Odisha on October 27 and 28. Wind speed would be 55-60 kmph during the period,” the weatherman added.

Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) for the cyclone has been replaced by Distant Warning Signal Number Two (DW-II) at all ports in Odisha.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into sea as the condition would be rough.

Also read: Odisha braces for cyclone Kyant, cancels leaves.