Bhubaneswar: A low pressure formed southeast Bay of Bengal area is expected to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours and bring rains during this period over coastal Odisha, the MeT office said here today.
“Yesterday’s well marked low pressure area has concentrated into a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal at 0530 hours IST on Saturday and then moved North-Northeastwards with a speed of 20 KMPH during past three hours.
Now, it lay centred at 0830 hours IST of today over southeast and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal near latitude 12.50 North and longitude 88.30 East, about 880 km South-Southeast of Paradip.
The system is most likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours. It is most likely to move North-Northeastwards and cross Myanmar Coast between Sittwe and Sandway (Myanmar) by forenoon of April 17,” the MeT office communiqué added.
It is predicted that rain or thundershower will occur at one or two places over districts of Keonjhar, Maurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Angul and Jajpur. However, there is no heavy rainfall warning. Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) has been hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.
Under its impact, gusty surface wind from south-westerly direction with speed reaching 35-45 KMPH gusting to 55 KMPH likely to prevail along and off Odisha coast. Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into sea.