Bhubaneswar: The depression over the westcentral Bay of Bengal may intensify into a cyclonic storm, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.
“It is likely to further intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours. It is likely to move northwestwards during next 12 hours, then recurve and move north-northeastwards during subsequent 3 days towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts,” the agency said in its bulletin, this morning.
The forecast track and intensity of the system issued by the IMD mentioned that it is likely to become a cyclonic storm on October 24.
Under the influence of the system, a few places in coastal districts of Odisha are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall on October 23 while similar weather condition is likely to prevail in many places of the region on October 24 and 25, the agency predicted.
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely on 23rd October and likely to increase gradually becoming gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from 24th to 26th October along and off Odisha coast, it added.