Cyclone Amphan: Heavy Rain Alert For Odisha Coast On May 18 & 19
Bhubaneswar: Coastal Odisha is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall with heavy showers at a few places on May 18 and heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 19 under the influence of a cyclonic storm brewing in the Bay of Bengal, according to a joint bulletin by Information Services and Ocean Sciences Group (ISOSG) and IMD.
Similarly, the coastal districts of West Bengal is likely to experience light to moderate rainfall with heavy showers at a few places on May 10 and heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 20.
The bulletin also said that Andaman & Nicobar Islands will experience light to moderate rainfall at most places and heavy rainfall at isolated places on May 15 and 16.
Earlier on Friday, IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra warned that the low pressure system over south-east Bay of Bengal is expected to strengthen into a depression by Friday evening or night and further intensify into a cyclonic storm over south & adjoining central parts of Bay of Bengal by Saturday.