It also suggested hoisting of Distant Cautionary Signal Number One (DC-I) at Paradip and Gopalpur ports.
In a bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the deep depression lay centred at about 700 km south-southeast of Paradip over central Bay of Bengal near latitude 14.00 N and longitude 87.00 E at 8:30 am on Thursday.
"It would move northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours. It would then move west-northwestwards towards Andhra Pradesh coast. It would
weaken gradually into a depression while reaching near the coast on November 8 night," the bulletin said.
Though there is no rainfall forecast, the IMD predicted dry weather over Odisha during the next 24 hours.
Under its impact, gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph would prevail along and off Odisha Coasts, IMD director Bhubaneswar Sarat Sahu said.
Sahu said the state may experience mild rain on November 8 and 9.

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