LP Area over North Andaman Sea; likely to intensify into a ‘cyclonic storm’ : IMD

New Delhi, Oct 20 (Agency) A Low Pressure Area was formed over north Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of South Andaman Sea & Southeast Bay of Bengal on Thursday morning. India Meteorological Department (IMD) in a special bulletin a short while ago said, It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a ‘Depression’ over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal around October 22 and into a ‘Deep Depression’ on the next day. Subsequently, it is very likely to recurve northwards and intensify into a ‘Cyclonic Storm’ over westcentral and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal by October 24.

Thereafter, it is likely to move gradually north-northeastwards and reach near West Bengal -Bangladesh coasts on October 25, skirting Odisha coast. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places over coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal on October 25 after the Deep Depression intensified as a Cyclonic Storm. Gale wind speed reaching 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph is likely over north and adjoining central Bay of Bengal on next Tuesday. Sea condition is likely to be high over north and adjoining central Bay of Bengal and Fishermen are advised not to venture into into north & adjoining central Bay of Bengal on October 25, the bulletin added.