IMD forecasts that the cyclonic storm is most likely to hit on the coastal region of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha by Saturday Morning, as of today’s forecasts. As of now, the Low Pressure lays over the South of Thailand and its surrounding Neighbourhood which is now emerging into the Andaman Sea in the Next 12 hours.
And to the further forecast, it’s likely to move West – northwestwards and a concentrate depression over the southeast and adjoining the east-central Bay of Bengal by December 2 and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the central parts of the Bay of Bengal during the subsequent 24 hours,” an IMD statement said.
Heavy to very heavy rainfall and extremely heavy rainfall in the isolated places of Odisha will be seen. Heavy to very heavy rainfall will be noted at isolated places over adjoining interior districts of the states, West Bengal, and North coastal Andhra Pradesh.
“It is likely that the northeastern states also experience enhanced rainfall activity on December 5-6, with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall owing to the likely northeastward movement of the remnant of the system during the same period,” the IMD said.
Elaborating on the system’s movement in Odisha and its impact, IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said, “Though it will be near the Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coast on December 4 morning, it will not make landfall immediately. The system will gradually move in a north-northeast direction.”
A clear picture of the rainfall activity, wind speed, and landfall will be available only after the Lopar (low-pressure area) turns into a depression, he said.