Bhubaneswar, Oct 22: The Depression traced over the west-central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours.
However, it has remained almost standstill during the past three hours over the same region, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.
As per IMD, the depression now lies centered approximately 610 km south of Paradip (Odisha), 760 km south of Digha (West Bengal), and 980 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
It is likely to move northwestwards during the next 12 hours, then re-curve and move north-northeastwards during the subsequent three days towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts.
Scientist, IMD Regional Centre Bhubaneswar Uma Shankar Das said, the low-pressure system has began intensifying into a deep depression and it is likely to intensify into a deep depression. Similarly, it will further intensify into a 'cyclonic storm later.
There will be no harm for Odisha and no warning has been issued for the state so far. As wind speed is likely to increase, the sea conditions are likely to remain rough and hence the fishermen from Odisha have been urged to return to come ashore soon. However, several parts of coastal Odisha are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall activities, Das added.