With Cyclonic Storm Michaung Looms Odisha Likely To Receive Rain: CEC

With cyclonic storm Michaung looms Odisha likely to receive rain: CEC

Bhubaneswar:The low-pressure area formed over the south-east Bay of Bengal off the Tamil Nadu coast had intensified into a depression and could turn into a cyclonic storm, SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) said on Friday.

Models indicate that the system would further intensify into a cyclonic storm (which is named Michaung), about 400 km east of Tamil Nadu, on the afternoon of December 3, move in a north-westerly direction, and cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast near Machilipatnam on December 4 night or early morning of December 5, a CEC bulletin said.

The system would subsequently change its direction of movement to north-northeastwards over land along the Andhra Pradesh coast.

Under the influence of michaung, the south Odisha districts of Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, and Ganjam might experience wind speeds of 75 km per hour on December 5. As a consequence, moderate to heavy rainfall might occur in these districts, along with the districts of Kandhamal, Kalahandi, and Nawarangpur, the bulletin said.

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These districts could experience heavy to very heavy rainfall on December 5 and 6 while moderate to heavy to very heavy precipitation is likely at one or two locations in the districts of Khurda, Nayagarh, Puri, Cuttack and neighbouring areas between December 5 and 7, it said.