Cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal heading for Myanmar


Bhubaneswar: The fresh low pressure turned cyclonic storm developed over the Bay of Bengal is turning towards Myanmar, informed the local Meteorological Office here on Sunday.

The storm will hit northern Myanmar coast by Sunday evening and is likely to re-curve after hitting the Myanmar coast on Monday and if possible could probably turn towards Odisha in the form of a cyclone.

Meanwhile, the IMD is keeping a close vigil on the condition of the storm and looking at the scenario could probably clarify the status by Monday. “Although as per present condition its impacts on the state might not be adverse but still we are looking at the situation,” said the Director of local IMD office Sarat Sahu.

“Its impacts in the state could be felt after October 26,” said the Director adding “some regions of the state especially coastal Odisha could experience rains after 25 due to system’s north-eastern movement. Fishermen are advised not to venture out into deep sea since the conditions would be rough with winds of 40 to 50 km likely to blow on and off the coast.”

While, some parts of the state experienced cloudy skies and relatively warmer temperatures on Saturday as compared to preceding days due to the lesser drop in temperature so far there has not been any instances of rains whatsoever in the State. Bhawanipatna and Koraput experienced minimum of 14 degree Celsius while Daringbadi notched a temperature of 15.2 degree Celsius.

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