In view of the possibility of a cyclone forming in the Bay of Bengal, the Odisha government has today directed the district collectors to be alert. Collectors of districts likely to be affected by the cyclone were alerted in an emergency meeting called by Special Relief Commissioner in-charge Satyabrat Sahu today. The leave of government employees has been canceled and they have been asked to be present at the headquarters, Dash said. Earlier, IMD DG Shri Yokdunjay Mohapatra said that the prevailing weather system may take the form of a cyclone between October 23 or 24. "We have not predicted the intensity and potential area of ​​the incoming cyclone," explained Mohapatra. The IMD said that the cyclonic circulation that formed over the South Andaman Sea

Another Low-Pressure is likely to form near the coast of Odisha

A Cyclonic Circulation has formed over the South Andaman sea & neighborhood at 0300 UTC of today ie 17th October 2022. Under its influence, A low-pressure area is likely to form over the southeast adjoining the east-central bay of Bengal and become more marked during the subsequent 48 hours.

Scattered low and medium clouds with embedded intense to very intense convection layover Bay of Bengal and Andaman sea and Nicobar Islands. due to this heavy rain is expected in many parts of Odisha.

The state officials are closely monitoring the developments.

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