Bhubaneswar, Dec 13 (LocalWire) The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar has predicted rains and thundershowers across Odisha on Dec 16 and 17 due to intensifying of a depression over Bay of Bengal.
“A depression has formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 13th December, 2018 over southeast Bay of Bengal near latitude 6.7°N and longitude 88.6°E, about 830 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1150 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1330 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh),” said the Met in its weather bulletin.
“It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 24 hours.
It is very likely to move northwestwards towards Andhra Pradesh & adjoining north Tamil Nadu coast during next 72 hours,” it said.
“Rain/thundershowers likely to occur at a few places over districts of Odisha on 16th and 17th December,2018,” it added.
The weather department advised fishermen not to venture into central parts of south Bay of Bengal and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean on Thursday (Dec 13), into southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on Friday (Dec 14), into southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal on Saturday (Dec 15) and westcentral and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal on Sunday (Dec 16).