It is very likely to move northwestwards, intensify into a Depression by May 7 evening and further into a cyclonic storm by May 8 evening. It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards and reach west central Bay of Bengal off north Andhra-Odisha coasts by May 10, the IMD added.
Under its influence, thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore, Gajapati, Ganjam, Rayagarh and thunderstorm with lightning over the rest districts of coastal parts of the State and the districts of Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Koraput, Malkangiri during next 24 hours, the IMD’s latest bulletin said.
The weathermen also forecast light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at a few places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, Sundargarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj Deogarh, Koraput, Malkangiri, and at one or two places over the rest districts of the State during the period.
The IMD issued yellow weather warning for all these districts of the State during during next 24 hours.
The weathermen also issued a yellow alert of thunderstorm and lightning for the the districts of Coastal Odisha, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj from 8.30 am of Saturday to 8.30 am of Sunday.
The IMD predicted heavy rainfall at isolated places in Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur and Khordha districts and light to moderate rainfall over several districts of the State on May 10. A yellow weather warning has also been issued for all these districts on May 10.
Fishermen whoever out at sea have been advised to return to the coast by May 10.
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