Odisha Braces: Cyclonic Storm Likely By May 8, Says IMD; Landfall Place, Time Not Clear Yet

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area that formed over the South Andaman sea on Friday morning is likely to intensify into a depression on May 7 and then into a cyclonic storm by May 8 evening, the Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar said on Friday.

“The Low Pressure Area over South Andaman Sea & adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal very likely to move northwestwards, intensify into a Depression by 7th May evening and further into a Cyclonic Storm by 8th May evening,” the Met centre tweeted.

“It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards & reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off north Andhra­Odisha coasts by 10th May,” it added.

“Low pressure area to intensify into depression tomorrow, it is likely to further intensify into cyclone by evening of May 8. Exact place and time of landfall hasn’t been ascertained yet. There will be more clarity on the system after formation of depression,” IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra told a news portal.

Earlier on Friday morning, the cyclonic circulation over the South Andaman Sea and its neighbourhood intensified into a low pressure area.

Collectors of 18 districts in Odisha have been asked to undertake all measures and stay prepared.

As many as 17 NDRF, 20 ODRAF and 175 fire services teams are on high alert.

According to the North Indian Ocean Extended Range Outlook for Cyclogenesis, the IMD GFS is indicating that the system might intensity into a very severe category storm.

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