The low-pressure area over the southwest Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards and now lays as a well-marked low pressure over the west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal. IMD Bhubaneswar scientist, Umashankar Dash informed that the system is likely to continue to move northeastwards and concentrate into a Depression over central parts of the Bay of Bengal by the morning of May 24. “Thereafter, it is very likely to continue to move northeastwards, intensify further into a cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal by 25th May morning. According to Dash, the cyclonic storm would move nearly northwards and reach Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by May 26 evening as a severe cyclonic storm. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that no large change is expected in the weather of Odisha. As per IMD, maximum temperature (day temperature) is likely to rise by 2 to 3 degrees C during the next 3 days and no large change is expected thereafter at many places over the districts of Odisha.