Odisha weather: Depression forms over bay, no chance of cyclone

Bhubaneswar: The well-marked low pressure over Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression today. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during the next 24 hours. However, there is no chance of formation of cyclonic storm, the Regional Meteorological Centre forecasted.

The system is likely to cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast as a deep depression between Sagar Island and Khepupara by October 23 afternoon, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Under its influence, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Gajapati, Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Mayurbhanj and Dhenkanal districts of Odisha are likely to experience heavy rainfall today.

Squally weather with wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph is likely to prevail along the area of coastline over the coastal districts of Odisha during 22–23 October.

Sea condition will be rough to very rough for which fisherman have been advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha coast from today till October 24.

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