Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Jul 30:
Most parts of coastal Odisha would experience heavy to very heavy rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a cyclonic storm “Komen”, the local Met office said in a release this morning.
“The Deep Depression over Northeast Bay of Bengal, which moved northwestwards during the last nine hours, has intensified into a cyclonic storm “Komen” and lay centred at about 300 km in the east-southeast of Kolkata at 10 AM today. The system would move north-northwestwards and cross Bangladesh coast by afternoon today. The cyclonic storm, after its landfall, would move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually. Under its influence, rain or thundershower would occur at many places over Odisha with heavy to very heavy rainfall at one or two places over coastal Odisha and adjoining Mayurbhanj district during the next 24 hours,” the release said.
In view of the cyclonic storm, danger signal number Five (D-V) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha.
The Met department has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea during the period as squally surface wind with speed reaching 50-60 kmph and gusting up to 70 kmph would prevail along and off the coast making sea condition very rough.