The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday said that the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and is likely to further intensify into a cyclonic storm by today evening.
“The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past 06 hours, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centred at 0530 hours IST of today, the 07th December, 2022 over Southeast & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal, near latitude 8.6°N and longitude 86.4°E, about 570 km east of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), about 710 km eastsoutheast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), about 770 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 830 km southeast of Chennai,” the IMD said in its bulletin today.
“It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify further gradually into a Cyclonic Storm around 07th December evening and reach Southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by 08th December morning. It will continue to move west-northwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 48 hours,” the IMD added.
The weather bureau has also shared the forecast track and intensity of the probable cyclonic storm. As per the data, the system will continue to move as a cyclonic storm till December 9 and weaken into a deep depression on December 10. Subsequently, it will weaken into a depression on the same day.
The weather office has also predicted that light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over coastal Tamilnadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and adjoining areas off south coastal Andhra Pradesh on December 8.
Similarly, light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over north coastal Tamilnadu, Puducherry and adjoining south Coastal Andhra Pradesh and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall likely over north interior Tamilnadu and adjoining Rayalaseema on December 9.
“It is likely to reduce to Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over north Tamilnadu and Rayalaseema and south Andhra Pradesh on December 10,” it added.