Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm formed over the Bay of Bengal has lay centered at about 710 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha, said Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.
“The Deep Depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ and lay centred at about 710 km East-Southeast of Gopalpur. The system will move initially West-Northwestwards and then West to West-Southwestwards towards Westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours,” said a IMD bulletin.
Under the impact of the storm, surface wind from northerly direction with speed reaching 45 to 50 kmph with gusting 55 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha coast, said the bulletin.
As the sea condition would be rough to very rough, the met department advised the fishermen not to venture into sea.
The fishermen already in deep sea are advised to return to coast immediately, it added.
Meanwhile, Distant Cautionary Signal Number One ( DC-I) had been replaced by Distant Warning Signal Number TWO (DW-II) at all ports in Odisha.