Bhubaneswar: Hours after formation of Low Pressure area over the Andaman Sea, India Meteorological Department (IMD) today predicted that the system may intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 8.
“The Low Pressure area over South Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to move northwestwards, intensify into a Depression by May 7 evening and further into a cyclonic storm by May 8 evening,” Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre informed today.
“It is very likely to continue to move northwestwards and reach Westcentral Bay of Bengal off North Andhra-Odisha coasts by May 10,” the regional meteorological centre predicted.
Earlier in the morning, the cyclonic circulation over South Andaman Sea and neighbourhood had turned into a low pressure over the same region.
The possible Cyclone ‘Asani’ over the Bay of Bengal may become a very severe cyclonic storm, indicated IMD GFS model.
However, the intensity of the cyclonic storm will be clear during subsequent 48 hours of low pressure formation.