As the IMD sounded the warning of a possible cyclone hitting the coastal area of Odisha on December 4, the Regional Meteorological Center on Tuesday asked sea fishermen to return by December 2 in the morning and the government of the state has asked district collectors to remain prepared for any eventuality.
In neighboring West Bengal, fishermen were warned not to venture into the sea from December 3-5. Given IMD’s forecast of heavy to very heavy rainfall due to a possible cyclone, Odisha’s special relief commissioner, PK Jena, asked district collectors. monitor the situation closely.
According to forecasts, an area of low pressure now extends over southern Thailand and its surroundings and is expected to emerge in the Andaman Sea within the next 12 hours.
IMD chief executive Mrutunjay Mohapatra said details such as landing, wind speed and expected precipitation will not be known until the low turns into a low on December 3.
However, the eventual cyclone is likely to impact the entire coastal region of the state. Anglers are advised not to venture south-east and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal on December 2-3, central west and adjoining north-west BoB and along and off northern Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-West Bengal coast from 3 to 5 December. said HR Biswas, director of the Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Center.
Fishermen at sea are advised to return to the coast on the morning of December 2, he added. It (cyclonic system) is likely to move west to northwest and concentrate in a low by December 2 and further intensify into a cyclonic storm over central Bay of Bengal over the next 24 hours.
It is likely to move northwest, intensify further and reach the northern coasts of Andhra Pradesh-Odisha by the morning of December 4, 2021, IMD said in a bulletin. However, it will not make landfall immediately and will move in a north-northeast direction for some time, Mohapatra said.
The director general of IMD said that southern Odisha will experience heavy to very heavy precipitation and extremely heavy precipitation in places on December 4 and a similar situation will be observed in the northern region of the state at a later date. Jena asked the collectors of the districts falling under the yellow (heavy rains) and orange (heavy to very heavy rains) warning categories to be ready to face any situation of congestion or localized flooding, including in the urban areas.
He also asked them to monitor the possibility of landslides in hilly areas, to constantly monitor low-lying areas and to undertake drainage measures where necessary. A district-level control room is expected to operate 24 hours a day, according to the advisory.
IMD has issued a “yellow” (heavy rain) warning for the districts of Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur where heavy rains are expected between 8:30 am on December 3 and 8:30 am on December 4.
The meteorological office also issued an “orange” warning (heavy to very heavy rain) from 8:30 am on December 4 to 8:30 am on December 5 in 11 districts. The districts are Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada, Cuttack, Bhadrak, Balasore and Jajpur.
Extremely heavy rainfall is likely in one or two places in Ganjam, Puri and Jagatsinghpur districts. IMD forecasts heavy to very heavy rainfall in the 9 districts of Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj from 6.30am on December 5th to 8.30am on December 6th.
This is because the wind speed reaching 50-60 km / h gusting to 70 km / h will blow over the southeast and bordering the center-east of the Bay of Bengal on December 2. From the early morning hours of December 3, high winds reaching 65-75 km / h gusting to 85 kmph is likely to prevail over the central Bay of Bengal.
The wind speed will gradually increase to 90-100 km / h with gusts to 110 km / h over the northwest and adjoining the center-west of the Bay of Bengal from the morning of December 4 for the 24 hours following. The sea will remain high over central Bay of Bengal (BoB) from December 2 and high to very high over the central west and northwest adjacent to the BoB from the early morning hours of December 4 during the Next 24 hours.
In Calcutta, the meteorologist said that with the weather system likely to cause gusts of wind reaching a gale speed of 60 to 70 km / h from the evening of December 4, fishermen were warned not to s ‘venture into the sea from December 3 to 5.
The Met Department warned of heavy to very heavy rains in the coastal districts of East and West Midnapore and heavy rains in the north and south of 24 Parganas, Jhargram and Howrah in West Bengal on December 4.
The meteorologist said heavy to very heavy rains are expected to occur in one or two locations on December 5 in the districts of East and West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, Howrah and Jhargram, while heavy rains are likely in Hooghly, Nadia. , Murshidabad, East Bardhaman and Malda districts.