Cyclone Yaas

Cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal, Odisha to receive rainfall

Bhubaneswar: The depression formed over the Bay of Bengal is likely to become a low-intensity cyclonic storm by October 24, said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

Dr Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, IMD Director General, IMD said a depression has been formed in the Bay of Bengal and it will intensify into a deep depression and by tomorrow.

“It may intensify further and become a cyclone storm between 23-25th October. In coastal Odisha and West Bengal, light to moderate rainfall is expected. The sea condition is very rough and it is not safe for the fishermen and ships so we are continuously issuing warnings. Fishermen are not supposed to go to sea and those who’re in the sea must come back immediately,” he said.

The IMD said rainfall activity is likely to commence from October 23 along the coastal areas of Odisha, West Bengal and Bangladesh.

 “As for forecast on 24 and 25 October, light to moderate rain at many places over coastal Odisha and coastal districts of West Bengal,” it added.