BHUBANESWAR: The depression over south-west Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
“The depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal moved North-Northeastwards at a speed of 10 KMPH during the past 06 hours, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred over West-central and adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal at 0830 hours IST of today,” said a bulletin of Bhubaneswar met centre.
The system is likely to continue to move North-Northeastwards along and off Andhra Pradesh coast and further intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours. After that, it is likely to move Northeastwards along and off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts during subsequent 48 hours, the bulletin added.
Under the impact of it, thundershower would occur at a few places over south Odisha and at one or two places over north Odisha during next 24 hours.
Distant Cautionary Signal Number one (DC-I) kept hoisted at Paradeep and Gopalpur Ports in Odisha.
“Gusty surface wind speed from the southerly direction in south Odisha coast and Southwesterly direction in north Odisha coast reaching 45 to 50 kmph with gusting to 55 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha coast,” said IMD.
The fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea.