The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday said a depression over the Bay of Bengal is likely to concentrate into a cyclonic storm during the next 48 hours.
The National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), under the Home ministry, has cautioned the Odisha government against a looming cyclonic storm in the next two to three days, official sources said.
The IMD said the well marked low pressure area over south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal concentrated into a depression and is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during the next 24 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move north-westwards towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts during the next 72 hours.
Under its impact, several parts of Odisha will receive heavy rainfall starting from 9 October. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of the Bay of Bengal from 9-12 October as the sea condition would be rough.
While rainfall at many places with heavy downpour at isolated places over south coastal Odisha is likely to occur on Tuesday, heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal Odisha is likely to occur on Wednesday.
It further predicted rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy downpours at a few places and extremely heavy downpour at isolated places over coastal and adjoining interior Odisha on Thursday.