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Ramakanta Biswas

The Well Marked Low Pressure area over Eastcentral & adjoining Northeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a depression and lay centered over east-central and adjoining northeast BoB at 590km east southeast of Puri  and 740 km east of Kalingapatnam at 5.30 PM of 24th September 2021.

The system is likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours and intensify further thereafter, the India Meteorological Department said in its cyclone bulletin.

The Deep Depression is likely to move initially Westnorthwestwards during next 24 hours and West-Southwestwards thereafter and cross south Odisha–North Andhra Pradesh coasts between Vishakhapatnam & Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by 1200 UTC of 26th september, 2021, the IMD said.
The Met Department has highlighted the forecast and track intensity as per the table below.

Depression In Bay of Bengal: Wind Forecast Depression In Bay of Bengal: Wind Forecast

Widespread light to moderate rainfall activity with isolated heavy rainfall is likely to occur on September 25 and 28. Besides, widespread light to moderate rainfall activity with scattered heavy to very heavy (12-20 cm) with isolated extremely heavy falls (more than 20 cm) is very likely to occur during September 26 and 27 over some districts of Odisha.

“It may cause temporary waterlogging in some places of low lying areas in the districts of heavy rainfall activity for which drainage of excess water may be required from agriculture field. Also temporarily water logging and traffic disruption may occur in low lying areas of some city in the districts of heavy rainfall activity,” the IMD special bulletin said. 

Depression in Bay of Bengal: Track of SystemDepression in Bay of Bengal: Track of System

As per the bulletin, heavy rainfall is very likely to occur at isolated places over the districts of Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh and Ganjam between 8 am of September 25 and 8 am of September 26. 

Similarly, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy (more than 20cm) falls have been predicated at a few places in Kandhamal, Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati between 8 am of September 26 and 8 am of September 27. 

Whoever has ventured into deep sea area has been advised to return to the coast by evening of September 25, 2021.

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