Bhubaneswar, November 6 (LocalWire): The coastal districts in Odisha are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall end of this week.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin, the state is likely to witness rain on 9 November that will be accompanied by squally wind reaching 40-50 km per hour (kmph), and gusting up to 60 kmph over northwest Bay of Bengal, off Odisha-West Bengal coasts from 8 November evening.
The wind speed will gradually increase thereafter, the IMD bulletin stated.
Meanwhile, the Depression over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea moved west-north-westwards with a speed of 9 kmph and intensified into a deep depression and lay centered about 810 km south-southeast of Paradip at 0530 hrs on Wednesday.
It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours and move west-north-westwards for some more time, before moving north-northwestwards towards West Bengal and adjoining north Odisha and Bangladesh coasts, the bulletin said.
According to the IMD, the system lay centred over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea, about 390 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 810 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 920 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 960 km nearly south of Khepupara (Bangladesh) at 0230 hrs today.
Sea condition will be very high to phenomenal over east-central and adjoining west-central and adjoining north-west Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha-West Bengal coasts on 8 November evening.
IMD also advised the fishermen not to venture into the sea, calling upon those already out for fishing to return to the coast.