Bhubaneswar: Amid COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions, a prediction of a low pressure over Andaman sea towards end of April may pose as a major challenge for the government in Odisha.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that a possible low pressure over south Andaman sea and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal on April 30 may trigger heavy rainfall in Odisha.
“The low pressure is likely to be formed over south Andaman sea towards April 30. This is expected to become more marked over the region subsequently,” said weather scientist HR Biswas, Director of Bhubaneswar MeT.
However, there will be no major effect on Odisha due to possible low pressure.
“The low pressure will not put any major effect on Odisha. It may move towards south-east Myanmar and Bangladesh coast,” said Biswas.
Last year, Odisha was the worst hit after a severe cyclonic storm FANI made a landfall in Puri district on May 3. The low-pressure system if becomes well marked and intensifies into cyclonic storm following depression and hits Odisha coast, the state will witness another big natural disaster during the period when entire machinery is completely occupied with COVID-19 pandemic.