Vikash Sharma

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday informed that a low pressure area is likely to form over southwest Bay of Bengal (BoB) around May 22, 2024.

As per the latest IMD forecast, the low pressure area is likely to move initially north-east wards and subsequently concentrate into a depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal around May 24.

IMD senior scientist, Som Sen Roy today informed that a low-pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and this system is likely to intensify into a depression. 

“Only after further analysis of the system, we would be in a position to say whether it will further intensify into a cyclone or not,” said Roy.

According to Roy, the conditions are favourable for further intensification of the system. However, as there are dissimilarities between the models and forecasts, we will be in a position to say further after getting more clarity on the development.

Impact On Odisha, Andhra Pradesh? 

At present, there is not much clarity and hence we have issued a forecast till the depression stage, said Roy.

“As there is divergence in models, we are not in a position to say anything about its movement or intensification. So far, we have predicted that the system will intensify into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal at this current stage,” Roy added.

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