Deep depression likely to intensify into cyclonic storm, no major threat to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The deep depression, which was formed over east-central Bay of Bengal this morning, will have least effect on Odisha, the local Met office said in a release today.

A release by the Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar this morning said the depression which was formed over east-central Bay of Bengal yesterday, moved towards east-north-east and intensified into a deep depression at 8.30 AM today and lay centred over east-central Bay of Bengal, near Latitude 15.5 degree N and Longitude 93 degree, about 950 km east-south-east of Gopalpur. The system is most likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. It will move towards north-east and reach close to North Myanmar coast by this evening and recurve initially towards north-north-west skirting Myanmar coast and then move towards north-west Bay of Bengal. The cyclone storm would be named as Kyant after it is intensified into a cyclonic storm. The present speed of the deep depression is 11 kmph.

Talking to media persons, Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu said the deep depression will have less effect on Odisha. “Barring sporadic rainfall in 11 districts in central and north Odisha on October 26 and 27, weather in the remaining parts of the state would be generally dry during next 24 hours though there would be cloudy weather.

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He, however, said Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha while fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into interior/distant sea along the Odisha coast during the period.