Several districts are on the alert over the possible cyclone.
Addressing a presser here in Bhubaneswar, Jena said three blocks of Balasore received more than 200mm rainfall with Bhograi receiving highest 226mm rainfall. Similarly, 16 blocks of Mayurbhanj district received more than 100mm rainfall followed by 100-50mm rainfall in five blocks of Keonjhar district.
The deep depression is likely to move west-northwestwards across Jharkhand & adjoining north Odisha and North Chhattisgarh towards north Madhya Pradesh during next 24 hours and weaken gradually
Bhograi (Balasore) received highest 226 mm of rainfall followed by 211 mm in Phiringia (Kandhamal district) in the past 24 hours.
As per India Meteorological Department (IMD), it would continue to move west-northwestwards across West Bengal & adjoining north Odisha and Jharkhand towards north Chhattisgarh during the next 24 hours and weaken gradually.
Under the impact, Balasore will experience heavy to very heavy rainfall with a wind speed of 25-30km/hr. The district has recorded 25mm rainfall in the last two hours, the SRC added.
Informing the same, district Collector, Siddheswar Baliram Bondar said, “Saturday is anyways a half day at work and in schools. Keeping the heavy rains in the district, we have decided to shut down all the schools and anganwadi centres in the district.”
Refuting cyclone speculations, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said that the system will move along the coast as deep depression. It's unlikely that the system will further intensify.
As per the IMD bulletin, the system is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a deep depression during next six hours.
The deep depression, which is currently lying at 1100 km south-southeast of Puri over the Bay of Bengal, has turned into a cyclonic storm today, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
The Depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal has intensified into a Deep Depression, the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin on Saturday.
As per IMD, the system is likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during the next 24 hours. It is likely to move north-westwards along and off east coast of Sri Lanka towards north Tamil Nadu Coast during next 48 hours, said IMD.
The Depression over south-east Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression. It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 12 hours and reach north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts by tomorrow morning.
A cyclone is heading towards Odisha Coast! The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a cyclone alert over North Andhra Pradesh and adjoining South Odisha coasts.
Major rivers and their tributaries continued to swell due to the incessant rain since the last two days.