The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday shared latest update on the impending cyclonic storm Sitrang. The IMD’s Bhubaneswar regional centre said that the low pressure area has intensified into depression over southeast Bay of Bengal close to Andaman Islands today.
A fresh press briefing by the Bhubaneswar Met Centre confirmed on Friday that heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to occur at Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Cuttack districts on October 24 and 25.
The cyclonic circulation over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal turned into a Low Pressure area on Monday.
Many places including twin cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar witnessed overcast sky and light rain since yesterday under the impact of the cyclonic circulation.
A Low Pressure area is likely to form over North Bay of Bengal around 19th August, 2022.
“Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at a few places (7 to 20cm) with extremely heavy rainfall (>20cm) at isolated places over the districts of Bargarh, Sambalpur, Angul and Keonjhar,” the weather office said in its bulletin.
At present, the State is experiencing heavy rainfall activities under the impact of the low pressure area over North Odisha and neighbourhood.
Apart from thunderstorm activities, heavy rainfall is likely to occur in several parts of the State from June 29, 2022.
At present, a cyclonic circulation lies over East Jharkhand and adjoining north Odisha between 1.5 km and 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height.
Meanwhile, the regional met office has issued yellow warning for several districts for the next five days in view of the rainfall activity.
As per IMD, the severe cyclonic storm is likely to move northwest wards till May 10 and reach northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts. It is likely to recurve and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.
As per IMD, heavy rainfall is likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 5. Isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is also likely on May 6, 2022.
The IMD said light to moderate rainfall activity is likely in Odisha between January 11 and January 14, 2022 due to anticipated western disturbance towards eastern India and strong moisture incursion from Bay of Bengal.
As per IMD, the system is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on November 15, 2021.
A Yellow warning for heavy rainfall has been sounded for the southern districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Gajapati and Ganjam. The warning is valid from November 2 to November 3, 2021 (8:30 am).