According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low-pressure zone formed in the Bay of Bengal on Thursday and is expected to strengthen into a cyclonic storm over the next four days. A depression is expected to emerge by October 22 and a cyclonic storm by October 24 from the low-pressure region that has formed over the southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal.
IMD said in a statement that a low-pressure system has formed over the north Andaman Sea and nearby parts of the south Andaman Sea and the southeast Bay of Bengal, with the accompanying cyclonic circulation extending up to 7.6 km above the mean sea level.“By October 22, it is extremely likely to move west-northwestward and concentrate over the central and adjacent southeast Bay of Bengal. Over the next 48 hours, it is quite likely to become a cyclonic storm over the west-central Bay of Bengal ”It stated.
In the meantime, the Odisha government has issued a warning to the seven coastal districts due to the IMD’s forecast of a potential cyclone. Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Bhadrak, and Balasore are the districts that could be impacted.
Authorities have been notified to keep their guard up and keep a close eye on the situation.On October 23, the meteorological office has also forecast significant rainfall for the districts of Puri, Kendrapada, and Jagatsinghpur. However, the weatherman has not anticipated the system’s strength, course, or wind speed, which is likely to bring heavy rain to coastal Odisha.