It is very likely to recurve gradually north-northeast wards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over central Bay of Bengal by Monday morning.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday shared latest update on the impending cyclonic storm Sitrang. The IMD’s Bhubaneswar regional centre said that the low pressure area has intensified into depression over southeast Bay of Bengal close to Andaman Islands today.
In a major update from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the probable cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’ is very likely to spare Odisha and move towards West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday shared latest update on the formation of a low pressure area over southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal. Under the influence of the cyclonic circulation over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood, IMD said, a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours.
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The system is likely to concentrate into a depression by October 22 morning over the central Bay of Bengal and is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm over westcentral BoB during the subsequent 48 hours.
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Clearing air on the speculations surrounding formation of a cyclone, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday stated that there is every possibility that a cyclonic storm is likely to form over Bay of Bengal over next few days.
During the meeting, Bhalla directed the Central ministries and agencies to keep a regular watch on the developments and be in touch with the administrations of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha for any help.
Thereafter, the system is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards and move towards northwest Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts. It is likely to weaken gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 24 hours.
State Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Pradeep Jena said arrangements have been made to evacuate altogether 7.5 lakh people in 18 districts if any such emergency situation arises out of the impending cyclonic storm.
IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Saturday said, “The cyclone will not make landfall as the system is more likely to move parallel to Odisha- Andhra coast.”
Mrutyunjay Mohapatra said the sea condition near Odisha coast will start becoming rough from May 9, and it will become rougher on May 10. The wind speed will increase upto 80-90 kmph over the sea area.
The low pressure has concentrated into a well-marked low pressure and it is likely to move northwestward and intensify into a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal during next six hours and further into a cyclonic storm by May 8.
As per IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar, the low pressure is likely to intensify into a depression today. There will be a gradual rise in the wind speed from today onwards and it is likely that the system will further intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 8 (tomorrow), the Regional MeT said.