It’s hardly been 10 days since ‘Cyclone Gulab’ caused devastation in parts of Odisha, and formation of a fresh low pressure has triggered speculations regarding another cyclone in the state. As per the information by the regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea around 10th of October, 2021.
It is likely to become more marked and move West-Northwestwards towards south Odisha and north Coastal Andhra Pradesh coast in the subsequent 4-5 days. It is being speculated that the low pressure will then further intensify into a cyclone and move towards Odisha.
If reports are anything go by, the cyclonic storm is likely to cross Odisha coast between Paradip and Gopalpur between October 14 and 15, 2021, which also happen to be around Dussehra.
It is pertinent to mention that the last cyclone to occur during the month of October was Phailin which had hit Odisha on 12th October 2013. Prior to that, the deadly Super-Cyclone had wrecked havoc in the state on 29th October in 1999.
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Last updated: 06 October 2021, 04:00 PM IST
As per the IMD, dry weather prevailed over the districts of Odisha and the maximum temperature recorded was appreciably above normal in some districts of Coastal, South and South Interior Odisha.