Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation is likely to form over Bay of Bengal along the Odisha coast on August 4 or 5, and to be followed by development of a low pressure area on the central Odisha coast on August 7, SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), said on Saturday.
Numerical models indicate that the system might gradually intensify into a deep depression on August 9, a CEC bulletin said.
Initially very heavy rainfall is likely to occur over the coastal and southern districts between August 7 and 9 after which very heavy rainfall could take place in the interior and north Odisha districts, it said.
The existing dry spell is likely to continue up to August 3 to be followed by sporadic thunderstorm accompanied by lightning and rain. However, light to moderate rain will commence from August 3.
Farmers can plan for transplantation of paddy during the duration of heavy rainfall. Rainfall intensity is generally very high after dry spell during the monsoon season, the bulletin said.