Low pressure to form by Oct 13; IMD said the south-west monsoon has withdrawn from several parts Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic circulation over north Andaman Sea and the neighbourhood persists and now extends up to 3.1 km above mean sea-level, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday. As per the IMD, the formation of a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal (BoB) is getting delayed as the cyclonic circulation is practically stationary over the same region. However, a low pressure is likely to form over BoB around October 13.“Under the influence of this cyclonic circulation, a low pressure is likely to form over east-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea around October 13,” said the IMD. In its latest bulletin, the IMD further said that the low pressure system is likely to move west-northwest wards and reach the south Odisha­north Andhra Pradesh coasts as a ‘Well-Marked low pressure’ around October 15,

The IMD’s Regional Office here said the south-west monsoon has withdrawn from several parts the State including Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Sambalur, Bargarh, Nuapada and most parts of Angul and Boudh districts and some parts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Kandhamal and Kalahandi districts. “Conditions are becoming favourable for further withdrawal of SW monsoon from some more parts of Odisha during next two days,” tweeted the weather office.