The system lay centred at 8:30 am near about 1,140 km south of Paradip. It would move initially northwestwards during the next 36 hours and recurve thereafter northeastwards towards the Bangladesh-Myanmar coast, according to the bulletin.
Under its impact, rain or thundershower is expected occur at a few places over Odisha during the next 24 hours, while Distant Warning Signal Number-Two (DW-II) was kept hoisted at Paradip and Gopalpur ports in the state, it said.
On the impact of the cyclonic storm, the bulletin mentions that surface wind speed reaching 35-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph from southwesterly direction would prevail along and off Odisha coast.
Fishermen should be cautious while venturing into the sea, Dastidar said.