The Chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Saturday (Sept 25) stated that the depression over Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression which might intensify into a cyclone by today evening.
The cyclone will likely make its landfall between Kalingapatnam and Gopalpur areas on the evening of September 26.
The IMD DG stated that under the influence of the possible cyclone, southern parts of the state will likely witness extremely heavy rainfall. Additionally, under the influence of the cyclone, water-logging is very possible in the southern areas of Odisha, all the way till Puri district.
Published: Shemol Misra
Last updated: 26 September 2021, 11:00 AM IST
Apart from the heavy rainfall forecast, the IMD has also sounded ‘Yellow Warning’ for thunderstorm with lightning for the districts of Puri, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Nawarangpur, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Boudh, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur.