Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation over Bay of Bengal is very likely to concentrate into a low pressure during the next 24 hours, which would trigger heavy rainfall across Odisha from September 19, a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The system is further likely to concentrate into a depression and move west north-westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh & south Odisha coasts during the subsequent 48 hours.
“The cyclonic circulation over east-central Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood now lies over central Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood and extends upto 7.6 km above mean sea level titling south-westwards with height. Under its influence, a low pressure area is very likely to develop over central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. It is likely to concentrate into a depression and move west north-westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh south Odisha coasts during the subsequent 48 hours,” a bulletin of the IMD issued at 1.10 pm today said.
The Regional Meteorological Centre has predicted heavy rainfall at one or two places over Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khordha, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Kendrapara and Bhadrak districts on September 19.
Rough to very rough sea conditions are very likely over Odisha coast from September 19, for which fishermen are advised not to venture into these areas.