With a fresh low pressure brewing up in the north Andaman Sea which is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 25, the Special Relief Commissioner on Thursday directed all the departments to remain ready to tackle the emergency with necessary manpower and machinery.
In the wake of a low pressure area brewing over the Bay of Bengal that can intensify into a cyclone, the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) of Odisha on Wednesday reviewed the preparedness with Collectors of coastal districts.
A cyclonic storm is very likely to develop between by May 26th over Bay of Bengal. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a low pressure area is likely to form over North Andaman Sea and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal around May 22.
While Indian models predict the date of landfall as May 26, ECMWF, US-GSF, CMC and put the date as May 27-28. The wind speed will be 150kmph gusting to 195kmph.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha and West Bengal on Friday to review the impact of cyclone Yaas on the two coastal States. Modi will
Director General of India Meteorological Department Mryutyunjay Mohapatra on Wednesday warned that a fresh cyclone might hit the coast between Odisha and West Bengal on May 26.