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Mrunal Manmay Dash

A low-pressure area is very likely to form over the Andaman sea during the next 48 hours, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar Centre here on Saturday.

The weather office said at present a cyclonic circulation lies over North- Andaman Sea and its neighborhood between 3.1 and 5.8 kms above mean sea level.

As per the department, it is likely to become more marked and move west­northwestwards towards south Odisha­-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 4-5 days.

The formation of a low pressure area at this time of the year may not be a welcoming sign since the period of the returning monsoon is infamous for unleashing some of the devastating cyclones in the history of the country, particularly the Super Cyclone of 1999.

In view of the possible low pressure, the Met centre also issued yellow warning for several districts of Odisha for the next two days.

Day-1 (Valid up to 8:30 am IST of October 9, 2021)

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Gajapati, Ganjam, Sundargarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Day-2 (Valid from 8:30 am IST of 09.10.2021 up to 8:30 IST of 10.10.2021).

Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada and Gajapati.

Recently, cyclonic storm Gulab pummeled through north Andhra and south Odisha coast before making landfall near Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh with a wind speed of 70 to 80 kmph gusting up to 90 kmph. Several parts of south coastal and south Odisha suffered damages to properties due to the storm.

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