Bhubaneswar: A depression is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal today, under the influence of which several districts of Odisha may experience heavy rainfall tomorrow, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.
“The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over Southeast & adjoining central Bay of Bengal now lies over Westcentral and adjoining areas of Eastcentral & south Bay of Bengal. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a Depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal during next 06 hours. Thereafter, it would move northwestwards and may intensify into a Deep Depression over Westcentral Bay of Bengal off Andhra Pradesh coast on 16th November. Subsequently, it would recurve north-northeastwards and reach Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast on 17th November,” the agency said in its morning bulletin today.
It has issued heavy rainfall warning (Yellow Warning) for several districts of Odisha on November 16 and 17 in connection with the system.
November 16: Heavy to very heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri and heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam, Khurda, Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jajpur, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Nayagarh.
November 17: Heavy rainfall very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal and Kendrapara.