OST Weather Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Dec 6:
Another depression which threatens to take the form of a cyclonic storm, has formed over the southwest of Bay of Bengal on Friday, the Met department said.
It has already been named Tropical Cyclone 06
However, this weather system will have little impact on Odisha.
According to the Met office, the depression which is lying at a distance of 1020 km from Paradip, is likely to take the shape of a deep depression in the next 24 hours and intensify into a cyclonic storm. It would move nearly northwards slowly during next 48 hrs and then recurve north-northeastwards
According to the international weather site accuweather, the long-term future of Tropical Cyclone 06B is not certain as yet.
The site says, ” Two scenarios exist: the first causing the storm to stall east of India early next week then reverse course and track south or southwest toward southeast India and Sri Lanka later next week.
” This track would lead to potentially flooding rainfall for southeastern India, especially coastal areas from Chennai southward. This track would also bring more heavy rainfall to parts of Sri Lanka that are already saturated from the recent rain.
” The second scenario would involve the cyclone bring pulled northeastward by a trough to the north. If this were to happen, it is likely that increasing shear would weaken the storm quickly as it approached Myanmar with heavy rainfall but less threat of damaging winds,” the accuweather site says.
Meanwhile, distance cautionary signal no-1 has been hosted at Paradip and Gopalpur.