Low Pressure, Cyclonic Storm Forms Over Bay Of Bengal

According to the Regional Met office, there is no warning for Odisha until Sunday even as a low-pressure area has formed over south-east Bay of Bengal.

“The low pressure is likely to concentrate into a depression over central south Bay of Bengal on Friday and intensify into a cyclonic storm over south-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal. It is likely to move north-westwards initially till Sunday and then recurve north-northeastwards,” said the India Meteorological Department IMD.

Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Scientist Umasankar Das said, “The track of the system can be ascertained after it intensifies into a depression.

As per various experts, the system is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and make a move towards Myanmar and Bangladesh coasts, where landfall is expected.

“Squally winds up to 45 km/hr to 55 km/hr and gusting up to 65 km/hr will likely prevail over the south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal on Friday, while winds up to 55 km/hr to 65 km/hr and gusting up to 75 km/hr will prevail over the same region on Saturday. Sea condition will become very rough over south-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal from Saturday evening,” said Das.

In line with this, the Met Office has warned fishermen to stay away from the deep-sea area of south and central Bay of Bengal and has asked those who are in these regions to return as soon as possible.

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