The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday predicted heavy rainfall activities over Andaman & Nicobar Islands between May 7 and May 10.
As per IMD, a cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over Southeast Bay of Bengal tomorrow. Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region around May 7.
“It is likely to concentrate into a depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal around May 8. Thereafter, it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards central Bay of Bengal,” said IMD.
As per IMD, details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of low pressure area. The system is under constant watch and being monitored regularly.
Heavy Rainfall Forecast
Light/moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 7 and heavy to very heavy rainfall during May 8-10.
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea on May 7.
Wind speed would gradually increase becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands during May 8 and 9 and over Andaman & Nicobar Islands and north Andaman Sea from May 10 onwards.
Wind speed would gradually increase becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal from May 10 onwards.