Vikash Sharma

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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