Low Pressure In Bay Of Bengal Likely Tomorrow, Cyclone By October 23


Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic circulation which is active over Bay of Bengal is most likely to convert into a low pressure by Thursday and will subsequently turn into a depression by October 22.

The system may convert into a cyclone by October 23 or 24, weather office predicted. However, no forecast has been made yet on the intensity of the system and its path at present, the IMD said.

Under its influence, parts of coastal Odisha are likely to experience rain from October 23.

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area of westcentral and adjoining northwest BoB from October 22 morning onward till further notice,” the weather office said in an advisory.

Under the influence of the anticipated low-pressure system, squally weather with surface wind speed can reach 45 to 55 kmph and gust to 65 kmph over westcentral and adjoining northwest BoB.

The Odisha government held a review meeting to oversee the state’s preparedness in the wake of the forecast.

It also cancelled the leaves of its employees from October 23 to October 25 in the coastal districts, which have been put on alert, a senior official said.

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