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Vikash Sharma

The well-marked low pressure over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman sea is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 8 evening, said Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena on Saturday.

According to Jena, the low pressure has concentrated into a well-marked low pressure and it is likely to move northwestward and intensify into a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal during next six hours and further into a cyclonic storm by May 8.

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Citing India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast, Jena said, “The system is likely to continue to move northwestwards till May 10 evening and reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast.”

Jena further informed, “Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.”

IMD senior scientist RK Jenamani said, “By May 10th evening, it will reach west-central and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast. Thereafter, it is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha coast.”

Jenamani clarified that, “It will move away from Odisha coast and recurve from May 10 evening and there is no possibility to touch coast.”

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