Cyclone Sitrang likely to form over Bay of Bengal after October 22: IMD

Bhubaneswar: A cyclone is likely to form over west-central Bay of Bengal after October 22, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted today.

A low pressure area is likely to form over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during the next 48 hours, the IMD 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, it added.

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

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