Cyclone formation likely in 24 hrs, rain in north Odisha coastal dists forecasted

Bhubaneswar: The depression over Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea today intensified into a deep depression and is very likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The system is very likely to move towards West Bengal, adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts, a bulletin of the IMD said.

Effect of the possible cyclone is likely to be felt in north coastal districts of Odisha as the IMD has forecasted light to moderate rainfall at most places in the region from November 9 and 10.

Squally wind speed reaching 40–50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to commence over northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha-West Bengal coasts from November 8 evening and gradually increase thereafter, the bulletin added.

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