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Mrunal Manmay Dash

The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre on Friday confirmed that the low pressure area formed over the South Andaman sea on Friday morning may intensify into a depression on May 7 and subsequently turn into a cyclonic storm by the evening of May 8.

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Taking to Twitter, the Met Centre said, “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.”

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

Speaking to OTV, weather expert Umashankar Das said, "Following the formation of cyclonic storm on the evening of May 8, it will move towards Nort-Westwards and reach the west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odiaha-Andhra coast on May 10, which is 200 kms away from the shore."

"Its intensity and effect on Odisha is yet to be calculated," he said.

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