Cyclonic Storm Likely Over Bay Of Bengal By Saturday Evening: IMD

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday forecast the formation of a low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16 evening, it said.

“Squally winds, with speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph are likely to prevail over south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal on May 15 and at a speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over the same region on May 16,” the IMD said in its mid-day bulletin. 

The Met office further said that light to moderate rainfall is very likely at most places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 15-16. A few places on the islands are also likely to experience heavy rainfall on these two days, it added.

Sea conditions will be rough to very rough over south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea from May 15 till May 16 afternoon and very rough to high over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal from May 16 evening.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture into south and central Bay of Bengal from May 15. Those who are out at sea over these regions have been advised to return to coasts by May 14.

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