Sea condition to be very rough, says India Meteorological Department.
Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm Fani fromed over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood is likely to head towards Odisha coast on or after May 1 and trigger heavy rainfall in the state, a bulletin of the India Meteorological Department said on Monday.
The system is very likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm (SCS) during next six hours and into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards towards Odisha coast, a bulletin of the IMD issued at 2.30 pm said.
Under its impact, light to moderate rainfall at few places very likely over south coastal Odisha on May 2 and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal Odisha from May 3, the IMD forecasted.
Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely to commence along and off Odisha coast from May 2 and likely to become 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph from May 3 onwards.
Sea conditions very likely to be rough to very rough along & off Odisha coast from May 3 for which fishermen are advised not to venture into deep sea. Meanwhile, the latest wind model of Indian National Centre of Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) also indicated that Cyclone Fani will move towards north Odisha coast.
And at around 11:30 hours on Friday, the extremely severe cyclonic storm will make landfall between Puri and Paradip. Post landfall, the system will move along the Odisha coast to enter West Bengal,
The high temperature in landmass of Andhra Pradesh resulted in low atmospheric pressure.