Cyclone likely to form over Bay of Bengal, head towards Bangladesh-West Bengal coast: IMD

Bhubaneswar: A cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal and head towards Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted today.

“Yesterday’s Low Pressure Area moved northeastwards and lay as a well-marked low pressure area over west central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to continue to move northeastwards and concentrate into a Depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal by morning of 24th May,” the agency said.

“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. Subsequently, it would move nearly northwards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by 26th May evening as a severe cyclonic storm,” the IMD added.

It also issued the forecast track of the system.

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