The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that a cyclonic circulation is anticipated to form...
Digital Desk: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Tuesday that a cyclonic circulation is anticipated to form over the Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.
Director of IMD Bhubaneswar, HR Biswas said that heavy to very heavy rains are expected due to the development of cyclonic circulation.
"A cyclonic circulation is likely to form over the northwest Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours. Under its influence, widespread rains and heavy to very heavy rains are expected in Odisha from 19 to 22 July," HR Biswas, Director of IMD, Bhubaneswar said.
IMD further mentioned that cyclonic circulation could change into low pressure from July 20–22.
"Fishermen have been warned not to venture into deep sea areas," IMD said.
Earlier, on July 17, Binika in Sonepur district recorded 165.2 mm of the highest rainfall, while Dhankauda in Sambalpur recorded 155.5 mm of rainfall. Sambalpur's Jujumara received 136 mm of rainfall.
"Odisha experienced widespread rainfall in the last 24 hours. Binika in Sonepur district recorded the highest rainfall of 165.2 mm, and Dhankauda in Sambalpur recorded 155.5 mm. Very heavy rain was recorded at 6 places while 12 places witnessed heavy rain," IMD said.
Earlier on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department reported a cyclonic circulation over the Northwest Bay of Bengal and the adjacent north Odisha-Gangetic West Bengal coasts.
"A cyclonic circulation lies over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Odisha-Gangetic West Bengal coasts and extends upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwards with height," IMD Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar said.
The cyclonic circulation is also expected to proceed west-northwestward across north Odisha and neighboring Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand during the next two to three days, the IMD said.