IMD DG refutes early October Cyclone forecast, cautions against rumors
Bhubaneswar, Sep 22: Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, the Director-General of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), clarified today that there are currently no predictions of a cyclone in the first week of October.
Mohapatra emphasized that October is a month prone to cyclones in the state of Odisha, as depressions and cyclones tend to form in the Bay of Bengal during this period. He assured that the IMD is closely monitoring the situation, and once a cyclonic circulation develops, they will provide further details. Mohapatra also urged the public not to rely on rumors and to follow information shared by the IMD for accurate updates.
Earlier, international meteorologist Jason Nicholls of AccuWeather had made predictions, suggesting the potential for favorable conditions for the development of a low-pressure system and possibly a cyclone in the Bay of Bengal late next week or during the first week of October. However, these predictions were not confirmed by the IMD.
Both the ECMWF and GFS models also indicated the formation of a low-pressure system with the potential to intensify into a cyclonic storm. These models projected the cyclone's path towards the east coast of India.
Furthermore, the IMD has hinted at the possibility of Cyclogenesis during the second week, specifically between September 29th and October 5th. If a cyclone does indeed form during this period, it will be named 'Tej,' a name suggested by India.
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