Bhubaneswar:21/10/21: While the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast dry weather for six days from October 22, senior meteorologist Jason Nicholls on Thursday tweeted about the possibility of the formation of another low-pressure area over the South Bay of Bengal later next week.
“SWwithdrawal remains stalled but is expected to resume in the next day or two. NE monsoon is expected to commence in this weekend or early next week. Low expected to form in S BOB later next week, but cyclone formation not likely,” he wrote.
In its mid-day bulletin, the IMD said the southwest monsoon is likely to withdraw from the entire country around October 28 with northeasterly winds setting in in the lower tropospheric levels over the Bay of Bengal and extreme south Peninsular India. Simultaneously, the Northeast Monsoon is likely to commence over Southeast Peninsular India around this date.
Dry weather is likely to prevail in Odisha till October 25 with little change in the subsequent two days.
However, it has forecast light rain or thunderstorm at one or two places in Gajapati and Ganjam during the next 24 hours.