Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic storm 'Mahasen' in the southeast Bay of Bengal has retained its intensity though, according to weather experts, it was to weaken suggested by the latest satellite imagery which shows the disorganization of the cloud mass.
    
The local Met office said the system had moved slightly towards the northwest. "Latest satellite imagery shows disorganization of cloud mass and weakening of the system, but so far it is maintaining its intensity," Director of local IMD Sarat Sahu said.
    
The system lay centered at 1,140 Km south of Paradip at 8:30 AM. It would move initially northwestwards during next 36 hours and recurve thereafter northeastwards towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coast, according to the bulletin.
    
Under its impact, rain was experienced at a few places over Odisha including the state capital of Bhubaneswar. Distant Warning Signal Number-Two (DW-II) was kept hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur ports in the state, a bulletin issued by the met office said.
    
The bulletin said that surface wind speed reaching 35-40 Kmph from southwesterly direction would prevail along and off Odisha coast.

(Agencies)

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