Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) and adjoining South Andaman Sea in the next 48 hours , the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday.

At present, a cyclonic circulation lay over southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood with vertical extension up to 4.5 km above mean sea level.

“Under its influence a low pressure area is likely to develop over south Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman sea in the next 48 hours. It is likely to become more marked over North Andaman sea and neighbourhood during subsequent 24 hours,” said IMD.

As per the IMD bulletin, widespread rainfall with thunderstorm/lightning at isolated places are very likely over Northeast India between March 29 and April 2 with maximum activity on March 30 and 31 under the influence of strong lower level south westerlies winds from the Bay of Bengal.

Isolated heavy rainfall is also likely on March 29 and April 1 and isolated heavy to very heavy fall will occur on March 30 and 31over south Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. Isolated heavy falls are likely over Arunachal Pradesh on April 1, 2021, IMD bulletin added.

Mild tremors were felt in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Monday. According to the National Center for Seismology, earthquake intensity on the Richter scale was measured at 4.1.