As the system is situated far away from Odisha, its impact will not be seen now. However, the current weather conditions in the form of rainfall activities in Odisha are under the influence of Nor’wester, said IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
The Collectors in the State have been put on alert and we hope to get a clear picture in the next two to three days, said Odisha Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra on Wednesday.
He said panic buying might cause an artificial shortage in the market while some traders may take advantage of the situation and increase the prices of the essential commodities.
IMD senior scientist, RK Jenamani said it is difficult to predict whether the system will intensify further or not. ‘Probable' cyclone's path and its landfall is unclear even though different models hint at the cyclone, he said.