Rashmi Ranjan

The well-marked low pressure area which has concentrated into a depression over the South East of Bay of Bengal (BoB) about 510 km south west of Port Blair will intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the same region by this evening, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to information shared by the weather bureau, after intensifying into a cyclonic storm the system will cross south east Bangladesh and north Myanmar coast around forenoon of May 14.

“Depression at 2330 hours IST of  9th May near lat 8.5°N & long 89.3°E, about 510 km W-SW of Port Blair. To intensify into cyclonic storm over the same region around 10th May evening.  To cross SE Bangladesh and north Myanmar coasts around f/n of 14th May, 2023,” the IMD tweeted sharing details of the system.

Rainfall warning

Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Rainfall at most places with Heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely during 9th to 11th May. Heavy rainfall at isolated places over Andaman Islands is likely on 12th May. 

Wind warning: 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands: Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph on 10th & 11th May. 

Andaman Sea: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely by morning of 10th May and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph is likely on 11th May.

Fishermen Warning: Fishermen, small ships, boats and trawlers were advised not to venture into southeast and central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea from May 9. Those over central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea were advised to return by May 9.