Bhubaneswar: The depression formed over the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and the system is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
The depression over East-central Bay of Bengal moved East-Northeastwards, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centered at about 950 km East-Southeast of Gopalpur. The system is most likely to intensify into a Cyclonic storm during next 24 hours,” said an IMD bulletin.
It will move Northeastwards and reach close to North Myanmar coast by Sunday evening. Thereafter, it will recurve initially North-Northwestwards skirting Myanmar coast and then Northwestwards towards Northwest Bay of Bengal, the bulletin said
The Bhubaneswar Met department hoisted Distant Cautionary Signal Number One ( DC-I) at all ports in Odisha.
“The possible impact of the cyclonic storm on Odisha could be ascertained on October 26-27. But, the storm is likely to have impact on coastal Odisha,” said Bhubaneswar Met director Sarat Chandra Sahu.
Fishermen are advised to be cautious while venturing into interior/distant sea along Odisha coast.