Vikash Sharma

Even as people across Odisha are left anxious owing to the forecast of a cyclonic storm that is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday ruled out any threat to the state from the impending storm.

As per IMD, the deep depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during the next few hours. It is very likely to move nearly north-northeastwards and cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around 25th October evening as a Deep Depression.

IMD Bhubaneswar Scientist Umashankar Das said several parts of coastal and north Odisha are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall activities under the impact of Cyclone Hamoon.

Apart from moderate rainfall activities, there will be no major impact of Cyclone Hamoon on Odisha, he said.

“As per the forecast, the system is likely to move north-northeast wards. It will pass in the sea, some 200 km parallel to the Odisha coast as per the projected track. There will be no major rainfall in Odisha and some parts of the state will experience moderate rain activities,” said Das.

Das said that the intensity of rainfall is likely to increase in several districts of coastal parts from tomorrow.

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