Cyclone Sitrang brewing: Low Pressure Area formation over Bay of Bengal likely in 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal in the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its bulletin issued this morning.

“The cyclonic circulation over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood extending upto 3.1 Km above mean sea level persists. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over Southeast and adjoining Eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours,” the agency said.

“It is likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a Depression by 22nd October morning over Central Bay of Bengal. It is very likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm over Westcentral Bay of Bengal subsequently,” the bulletin added.

The system will be named as Cyclone Sitrang in the case of its intensification into a cyclonic storm.

The path and intensity of the possible cyclone was yet to be predicted by the IMD.

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