IMD DG Muthananjaya Mohapatra has informed the public that a cyclone is likely to form in the southeast Bay of Bengal by May 6. The cyclone is predicted to turn into a low-pressure area by May 7, which could intensify and turn into precipitation by May 8. According to Mohapatra, the low pressure will move northwards and may become more dense, potentially turning into a cyclonic storm by May 9.
However, the impact of the cyclone on Odisha remains uncertain. Mohapatra stated that the storm’s trajectory and intensity cannot be estimated at this time, and clarity will only be possible after the formation of the low-pressure area on May 7. Currently, there is no warning for Odisha, and no rain or wind warning has been issued for the Odisha coast.
By May 6, the sea in the southeast Bay of Bengal is expected to be rough, with wind speeds of 40 to 50 km per hour. Mohapatra advised fishermen not to venture out to sea.
Meanwhile, Umasankar Das, a meteorologist at the Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Center, has forecasted another 4 to 5 days of intermittent rain in various districts of the state.