Vikash Sharma

A cyclonic circulation is likely to form over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood around October 18, reiterated the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.

As per IMD, the system would move west northwestwards towards westcentral and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal and become a low-pressure area around October 20, 2022.

So far, the weather agency has not predicted about cyclone even though several other agencies and models had earlier indicated about its intensification.

IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar categorically had stated that no forecast regarding cyclone has been issued by the IMD. Only after the low pressure system forms around October 20, they will be in a better position to comment on the intensification of the system. As of now, it is too early to make any concrete projection or forecast, said IMD.

The IMD said that the Southwest Monsoon has further withdrawn from entire Bihar, entire Sikkim, entire Meghalaya, entire Madhya Pradesh, some parts of Assam, Tripura and West Bengal, some more parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.

The conditions are very likely to become favourable for further withdrawal of Southwest Monsoon from some more parts of Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, interior Maharashtra and Jharkhand, some parts of interior Odisha and entire West Bengal during the next two days, added IMD.