Cyclone Alert: Depression likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm in 12 hours

Bhubaneswar: The depression over east Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal today moved further northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph in last six hours and has intensified into a deep depression.

As per the latest India Meteorological Department (IMD), the deep depression now lay centered bout 870 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1210 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1500 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

“It is very likely to move northwestwards off Sri Lanka coast during next 72 hours and reach near north Tamil Nadu & south Andhra Pradesh coasts on April 30 evening,” IMD’s latest bulletin read.