Depression in Bay of Bengal

  • Cyclonic storm likely

Bhubaneswar: A deep depression formed over the Bay of Bengal is expected to turn into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and hit the Odisha coast, according to the Met Department.

Bhubaneswar Met office said the actual impact on Odisha can be stated only after the cyclonic storm, named Kyant, recurves close to the Myanmar coast. The depression is likely to impact at least 10 districts in Odisha.

Cautionary Signal Number One has been hoisted at all ports in Odisha and fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.

According to an Acuweather report, the worst conditions will remain over the northern Bay of Bengal where torrential rain and strong winds will be a danger to any boats in the area.

The newly formed storm will turn northwest on Tuesday and Wednesday moving farther into the open Bay of Bengal, but moving towards northeast India and Bangladesh.

The worst conditions are expected later Thursday into Friday as the storm moves inland in either northeast India or Bangladesh. Widespread heavy rainfall will elevate the risk for flooding, the report has cautioned.

Rain could begin to lash areas from Kolkata through southern Bangladesh on Wednesday afternoon with conditions worsening on Wednesday night into Thursday as the storm continues to approach, the report said.

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