Keeping with its previous forecast, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday said that a low-pressure area is likely to form over southeast Bay of Bengal on May 8 (tomorrow).
As per IMD, it is likely to intensify into a depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea around May 9.
"Thereafter, it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards central Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea. The details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of the low pressure area," said IMD.
Moderate rainfall at most places during 8th-12th with scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall and isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 10 and 11 and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall on May 8, 9 and 12.
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over southeast Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and adjoining Andaman Sea on May 7 and 8.
Wind speed would gradually increase becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and adjoining Andaman Sea on May 9.
Wind speed would further increase gradually becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea on May 10 and 11.