Low pressure likely to intensify into cyclonic storm in next 24 hrs: MeT Dept  


Bhubaneswar: The well marked low pressure area formed over north Andaman Sea concentrated into a depression and very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours, the Regional Meteorological Department said on Tuesday.

Under its influence light to moderate rainfall accompanied with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph likely to prevail in coastal Odisha on October 9 morning, said IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra. He also cautioned fishermen against venturing out to sea.

“The Well Marked Low Pressure Area over north Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 5th November 2019, over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and North Andaman Sea, near Lat.13.1°N and Long. 91.5°E, about 150 km west-northwest of Maya Bandar (Andaman Islands), about 950 km south-southeast of Paradip (Odisha), 1020km south-southeast of Sagar islands (West Bengal) and 1000 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangla Desh),” the latest IMD bulletin said.

“It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Strom during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then north-northwestwards, towards Odisha – west Bengal coasts,” the bulletin added.

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