Yesterday’s low pressure area over Tenasserim Coast and adjoining Andaman Sea has concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at 0830 hours IST today, over north Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood about 1380 Km southeast of Gopalpur in south Odisha, the local Met Centre said in its afternoon bulletin today.
The bulletin says “it would move in a west-northwesterly direction and intensify into a Deep Depression within 24 hours and further intensify into a cyclonic storm thereafter.
There would be rain/thundershower at one or two places over Odisha during next 24 hours, the bulletin predicted while making it clear that there would no immediate effect of the system on Odisha till the 9th of October. However, rainfall activity will gradually increase from the 10th of October along coastal Odisha, it said.
Distant Cautionary signal Number One (DC-I) has been hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur Ports, it informed.
However, there is still no clarity over the exact route the storm would take when it heads towards the coast.