Bhubaneswar: With Odisha is bracing for Cyclone Asani, India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast heavy rainfall for coastal districts.
As many as four districts including Khordha and Puri may receive heavy rainfall under impact of Cyclone Asani, this year’s first cyclonic storm, which may reach Odisha coast on May 10.
“Light to moderate rainfall very likely at many places over the districts of coastal Odisha and Heavy Rainfall is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Khordha, Puri and Jagatsinghpur on May 10,” Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre stated in a special weather bulletin today.
The MeT issued wind warning for deep sea area.
“Gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is likely to prevail over central parts of Bay of Bengal on May 9 and Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is likely to prevail over Westcentral and adjoining Northwest & Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on May 10,” the weather bulletin issued by regional meteorological centre stated.
Meanwhile, under influence of the cyclonic storm, sea condition is likely to become high over central parts of Bay of Bengal on May 9 and over Westcentral & adjoining Northwest and Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on May 10.
The fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea area over the central Bay of Bengal on May 9 and 10 and over Northwest Bay of Bengal on May 10. The fishermen whoever out at sea is advised to return to coast by May 10.
The IMD has issued track and intensity of the cyclonic storm that is likely to reach Odisha coast on May 10.