The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted further intensification of the low pressure area which formed over southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday.
As per IMD Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, a low pressure area has formed under the influence of cyclonic circulation. It is expected to become a depression by tomorrow while moving in north-northwest wards.
By May 10, the system is likely to become a cyclonic storm.
“It will continue to move north-northwest wards and central parts of east central Bay of Bengal. Thereafter, the system is likely to intensify further and become a very severe cyclonic storm. It is likely to change its path from May 12 onwards and move towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts,” said Mohapatra.
Mohapatra further said that only after the system intensifies into a depression, IMD will be in a position to predict the time of landfall and intensity.
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