Cyclone Update: Cyclonic circulation forms; Low Pressure around May 6

Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation has formed over South Andaman Sea and neighbourhood, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its morning bulletin today.

The system is likely to become a low pressure area over the same region around May 6 and intensify further during the subsequent 24 hours, the IMD predicted.

“A cyclonic circulation has formed over South Andaman Sea & neighbourhood and extends up to mid tropospheric levels. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is likely to form over the same region around 6th May. It is likely become more marked during subsequent 24 hours,” the bulletin said.

As per the IMD:GFS model based on 00 UTC of May 3, the forecasted system is likely to move towards West Bengal-Bangladesh coast and make landfall around May 9-10.

The IMD was yet to make any official forecast regarding the movement and landfall of the system.

On the other hand, the Skymet Weather Services predicted that the possible cyclonic storm may intensify further and move along the Arakan coast.

The system will be named as Cyclone Asani if it intensifies into a cyclonic storm.

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