Low Pressure Forms Over Bay Of Bengal; Cyclone Biparjoy Moves Closer To Coast

Bhubaneswar: People in Odisha can expect some relief from the sweltering heat with a low pressure area forming over northeast Bay of Bengal off Myanmar coast, India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Friday.

The system is likely to become well marked during next 24 hours, it added.

The IMD further said that very severe cyclonic storm Biparjoy, located over the east-central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea, is set to intensify further in 36 hours and will be heading north-northwestwards in the next two days. Under its influence, coastal areas of Karnataka, Maharashtra, Goa, and Kerala are likely to experience high speed wind and harsh weather. Wind speed of 135-145 kmph gusting to 160 kmph is likely in the next three-four days. The MeT office has warned fishermen against venturing into the sea.

Biparjoy was centered approximately 820 km west-southwest of Mumbai, 830 km south-southwest of Porbandar, and 1120 km south of Karachi at 8.30 am.

Based on the atmospheric conditions and cloud mass analysis, it is anticipated that the system will maintain the intensity of a Very Severe Cyclone until June 12.

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