Dismissing all rumours regarding a possible cyclonic storm, Director General of India Meteorological Department (IMD) Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday said there is no threat of cyclone to Odisha in the next seven days.
“There is no possibility of formation of cyclone over the Bay of Bengal in the next seven days. SO there is no threat of cyclone to Odisha,” Mohapatra said.
“As predicted last Thursday, a cyclonic circulation developed over north Andaman Sea yesterday. The system will move west-northwestwards and will weaken gradually,” the Mohapatra added.
He said another cyclonic circulation may form over north Andaman Sea and neighborhood of Bay of Bengal around October 17-18. The system will also move west-northwestward towards the southern part of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.
“As per our analysis, there are no chances of intensification of the system into cyclone. The forecast made for seven days in advance is more reliable and accurate. So there is no possibility of formation of cyclone over Bay of Bengal in the next seven days. Therefore, there is not threat of cyclone to Odisha,” he said.
The IMD DG further said that no cyclone predication is made on the basis of a single model at the international level and similar is a case with the India Meteorological Department.
He said the IMD analyses all types of models and develop a consensus forecast.
“In case of cyclone, our prediction is more accurate than any developed country. Therefore, I request you not to believe in rumours and predictions of any individual agency or model. Please believe in the prediction of the already established tools and technology of the IMD,” the IMD DG concluded.