Mrunal Manmay Dash

A low pressure area is likely to be formed over the Andaman Sea on November 26, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.

As per the IMD, the system is likely to move westward and north-westward and intensify into a depression over south-east Bay of Bengal & adjoining Andaman Sea around November 27.

However, there is no prediction of any cyclone till now, said the Bhubaneswar MeT Centre.

Weather Scientist Umashankar Das said, “We do not have any information about any cyclone. The system is currently in the Andaman Sea and it is too early to say anything about it.”

It can be noted that this is a cyclone season in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclone formation is seen between October and December. The sea already witnessed two cyclones- Hamoon and Midhili this season. Both of them spared Odisha and landed near Bangladesh coast.

Meanwhile, the trough in easterly at mean sea level over Comorin area to Westcentral Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast extending up to 3.1 km above mean sea level has become less marked limiting rainfall activities in the Southern Odisha region.

However, light to moderate rain/thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati and Ganjam in the next two days.