Bhubaneswar: The deep depression over Bay of Bengal has intensified into a cyclonic storm, revealed the IMD today.
The cyclonic storm will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours, said the IMD.
The eye of the cyclonic storm was visible in the Doppler radar installed on Paradip coast in Odisha, added the IMD.
The cyclonic storm, named as Hamoon, is very likely to move nearly north-northeastwards and cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around the evening of October 25, predicted the IMD.
As per the IMD forecast, light to moderate rain/thundershower is very likely to occur at many places over the districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur and at a few places over the remaining districts of Coastal Odisha on October 24 (Tuesday).
Similarly, a few places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak and the remaining districts of coastal Odisha are likely witness light to moderate rain/thundershower on October 25 (Wednesday), said the IMD in its weather bulletin.
Under the influence of the cyclonic storm, the Odisha coast is very likely to witness squally wind speed reaching 40-50 km per hour gusting to 60 km per hour till the morning hours of October 25, predicted the IMD.