Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over north Andaman Sea has intensified into a well marked low pressure area triggering speculation of cyclonic storm hitting Odisha coast later this week.
“The formation is very likely to move west-northwestwards, concentrate into a depression over east-central Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours and intensify further with likely northwestwards movement thereafter,” the India Meteorological Department said in a bulletin at 5 pm.
As per the Regional Meteorological office here, dry weather is likely to prevail in Odisha till November 7. However, light to moderate rain or thundershower is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of coastal Odisha from November 8, it said.
The coastal part of Odisha is likely to witness increase in rainfall during the subsequent two days, it predicted.
IMD chief Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, however, said we cannot predict it’s path now. It is too early to say whether it will hit Odisha coast or not. We will have to wait for at least next 48 hours or so to say something on it.