The Cyclone Sitrang is most likely to skirt Odisha coast and move towards West Bengal and Bangladesh coast.
The official weatherman confirmed that a low-pressure area has formed over the Andaman Sea on Thursday and will intensify into a depression by Saturday and subsequently a cyclone by Monday.
After intensifying into a deep depression on October 23, it is very likely to recurve northwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over west-central and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal by October 24.
It is likely to move gradually north-northeastwards and reach the West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts on October 25, skirting the Odisha coast, the IMD bulletin said.
moving gradually north-northeastwards and reach the West Bengal
Bay OF Bengal
Though there is no major change in weather in Odisha till Sunday, the intensity of rain in coastal Odisha is likely to be more on October 24 and 25," said director general of IMD, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.