Cyclonic storm Mora likely to trigger heavy rain in Odisha, Bangladesh in the next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic storm Mora, which lay centred over the Bay of Bengal about 610 km near the south-east of Paradip on Monday, is likely to heavy trigger rain in Odisha in the next 24 hours.

The storm 'Mora' moved from the east central Bay of Bengal to the north-northeastward direction and lay centred near Paradip on Monday morning, the Met office said.

Representational image. Getty images

Representational image. Getty images

The system is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours and move north-northeastward to cross Bangladesh coast around Tuesday forenoon, it said.

Under its impact, rain and thundershower may lash many districts of coastal Odisha and some areas in the interior regions in the next 24 hours.

The Met office forecast heavy rainfall at one or two places in the coastal area of the state.

An advice has been given for hoisting Distant Warning Signal number two (DW-II) at Paradip and Gopalpur ports in the state.

Updated Date: May 30, 2017 07:51 AM

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