Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal has become well marked low pressure area and persists over the same region, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

As per the latest IMD bulletin, the system is likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours.

Though Odisha will not be affected, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts have been put on alert.

“It is very likely to move north-west-wards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around November 25 noon/afternoon,” said IMD.

Rainfall Warning

Under its influence, rainfall activity is likely to increase over south peninsular India from November 23 with fairly widespread rainfall/thunderstorm activity over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal during November 24 and 26 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema & Telangana during November 25 to 26.

Extremely heavy rainfall activity also very likely over Tamil Nadu & Puducherry during November 24 and 25 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Rayalseema on November 25 & 26 and over Telangana on November 26.

Fishermen Warning

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal on November 22; over Southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along & off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts during 22-25th November.