Chance of wet Diwali, cyclone likely in the state

Bhubaneswar: An active cyclonic circulation over the South Bay of Bengal may develop into a low pressure. Low pressure may develop over Southeast and East Central Bay of Bengal on October 20. This low pressure will then turn over west central and northwest Bay of Bengal. It may intensify further in the next 48 hours. The information for this is provided by Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.

Since the cyclonic circulation is far away from Odisha, the state will not be so affected. The Met department is yet to predict whether the circulation may strengthen and become a full-blown cyclone. However, most foreign models and weather experts are predicting that there may be a cyclone.

There is a possibility of the cyclone making landfall anywhere between Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh and Sundarbans in West Bengal. According to the GFS model, the landfall will happen at Visakhapatnam. According to the ECMWF model, the cyclone will reach the north coast of Odisha on October 25.

It is possible that the amount of precipitation will increase on October 23. There is a chance of very heavy rainfall on October 24 to 26.

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