Bhubaneswar, Nov 5 (LocalWire): The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) today asked authorities of 15 districts to remain on alert to meet with exigencies of flood and water-logging as a well-marked low pressure intensified into a deep depression.
The latest IMD bulletin said the southern and coastal parts of Odisha are likely to experience widespread rain from 9 November with squally wind speed of 40-50 kilometre per hour gusting up to 60 kmph. It is likely to increase thereafter.
The bulletin asked the administrations of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Ganjam, Puri, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Boudh, Nuapada, Malkangiri districts to closely watch the situation with the likely occurrence of extremely heavy rainfall.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the deep along east-central Bay of Bengal from 5-7 November onwards. The fishermen at sea are advised to return to the coast, the IMD report said.
‘The well-marked low pressure over north Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards, concentrated into a depression and lay centred over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea, about 150 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), 950 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 1,020 km south-southeast of Sagar islands (West Bengal) and 1,000 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh),’ the IMD weather bulletin said.