Vikash Sharma

A cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over the southeast Bay of Bengal around May 6, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

As per IMD, a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region under the influence of the cyclonic circulation during the subsequent 48 hours.

Even as several models indicate that the system may intensify into a cyclone, no such forecast has been issued so far by India’s premier weather agency.

IMD scientist, Dr Naresh Kumar said, “As per the forecast issued, the IMD has mentioned about the formation of cyclonic circulation and subsequently into a low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal region.”

According to Kumar, it is too early to predict or say anything whether the system will intensify or not, its path and other aspects. “IMD is keeping a close watch and only forecast for next few days has been issued. Once the low pressure forms, necessary updates will be issued,” he said. 

Sarat Sahoo, weather expert said, “The conditions are favourable for the formation of cyclone. But it is too early to say anything. Only after the formation of low pressure, we can say anything.”

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