Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a high level meeting this evening to review the arising cyclone situation in various parts of the country. The meeting will be attended by senior officials of Home Ministry And National Disaster Management.
It is very likely to intensify further into a Super Cyclonic Storm during next 6 hours. It is very likely to move nearly northwards for some time and then north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts during the afternoon and evening of Wednesday as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 155 to 165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.
The Cyclonic Storm over west-central and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 0830 over west-central and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal , 930 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal and 1050 km south-southwest of Khepupara, Bangladesh.
Coastal Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places from today evening. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts till Thursday. Those who were out in the sea had been asked to return to the coasts.