Cyclone warning

BHUBANESWAR NOV. 24. The depression over the Bay of Bengal has turned into a cyclonic storm. It was lying 700 km southeast of Paradip, a weatherman at the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said this evening.

The system was likely to intensify further and move in a north north-westerly direction for some more time.

Rainfall and gale wind speed reaching 60-70 km per hour are likely to commence along and off Orissa coast from Monday morning.

While fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea, the Orissa State Disaster Mitigation Authority has asked the authorities to activate the emergency communication system in the coastal districts.