Vikash Sharma

As predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area has formed over southeast Bay of Bengal on Monday.

As per the previous forecast, the low pressure system is likely to concentrate into a depression by tomorrow. Similarly, there is every possibility that the system is likely to further intensify into a cyclonic storm and over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of East Central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea on May 10.

All eyes are now on the next forecast by IMD as the premier weather agency had earlier stated to issue necessary forecast regarding the path, intensity and other aspects regarding the cyclonic storm after the formation of the low pressure.

If the cyclonic storm forms, it is likely to be named ‘Cyclone Mocha’.

"It is likely to move initially north-northwestwards towards eastcentral Bay of Bengal till May 11. Thereafter,it is likely to recurve gradually and move  north-northeastwards towards Bangladesh-Myanmar coasts," said IMD.

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