Vikash Sharma

With the India Meteorological Department (IMD) hinting at a possible cyclone threat to Odisha, the State government on Tuesday convened an emergency meeting at 4 pm.

As per reports, senior officials of various departments including the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) in-charge will discuss various aspects including special measures to deal with the possible cyclone situation.

Earlier in the day, the IMD had stated that there is every possibility that a cyclonic storm will form over west-central Bay of Bengal (BoB) region.

As per IMD, yesterday’s cyclonic circulation is likely to intensify into a low pressure area east-central Bay of Bengal in the next 48 hours. Subsequently, the system is likely to move in west-northwest direction and concentrate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal around October 22.

There is every possibility that the system will further intensify into a cyclonic storm over west central Bay of Bengal, tweeted IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar.