Ramakanta Biswas

A fresh low pressure area formed over Gulf of Martaban & adjoining Myanmar has intensified into a well marked low pressure, the India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s Bhubaneswar regional centre said on Friday.

"A Low-Pressure Area formed yesterday over Gulf of Martaban & adjoining Myanmar and now lies as a Well Marked Low-Pressure Area over the same region. It is likely to move northeastwards towards Myanmar during the next 24 hours," the IMD tweeted. 

The weather bureau has not issued any specific forecast for Odisha. However, it said, under the influence of the system, squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 5 days. 

On the other hand, it said conditions are becoming favorable for further advancement of Southwest Monsoon into some more parts of South & Central Bay of Bengal and some parts of South Arabian Sea during next 2 days.

The weather office has predicted that light to moderate rainfall along with thunderstorm and lightning may occur in several districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours under the impact of nor'wester activities.

Yellow warning has been issued for 15 districts--Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Dhenkanal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur.

Yesterday, the meteorological centre forecast stated that the heat wave conditions are all set to return to Odisha. It said the day temperature is likely to rise by 3 to 4 degree Celsius gradually after two days.