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Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) is closely monitoring the developments over south Andaman sea as a cyclonic circulation has formed over the region on Wednesday.

IMD Director General, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, said the system will develop into a low pressure area around May 6. There is possibility that it will move in north-west direction for the next two days and may intensify into depression. Subsequently, from south Andaman sea region it will move towards Bay of Bengal region.

“As of today, we have not made any forecast regarding landfall and which areas will be affected. Only after a low pressure forms, it may intensify into a depression,” said Mohapatra.

Mohapatra informed that the environmental conditions are favourable for intensification of the system into a cyclone. Usually the probability of cyclone is high in the month of May.

“We are closely monitoring the developments and only after low pressure system forms, we can predict the intensity and its probable path. Cyclonic circulation is usually a weak system and gradually it leads to formation of low pressure. Subsequently, the system intensify into depression, deep depression and cyclonic storm,” said Mohapatra.

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