Bhubaneswar: In view of possible low pressure brewing over south Andaman sea, the Special Relief Commissioner directed all district collectors to closely monitor the situation and take necessary action in case of any eventuality.
As per the mid-day bulletin issued by India Meteorological Department (IMD) today, a low pressure area is likely to form over south Andaman sea around November 30, 2021. It is likely to become more marked and move westnorthwestwards during subsequent 48 hours.
The possible low pressure over the Bay of Bengal is likely to trigger rain in several parts of Odisha.
The IMD forecasted light to moderate rain or thundershower for one or two places over the districts of south coastal Odisha, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada from 8.30 am of December 2 to next morning of December 3.
Under influence of low pressure, squally weather with surface wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting upto 70 kmph likely over westcentral Bay of Bengal from December 2.
The fishermen, whoever out in the sea, are advised to return to the coast by December 2.
According to IMD, the possible low pressure over Andaman sea may turn into a cyclonic disturbance.
However, it is too early to predict the wind speed and path of the possible cyclone, said IMD DG Dr. Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.