Bhubaneswar: A cyclonic circulation has formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
Under its influence, a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region by 8th May morning. It is likely to concentrate into a depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal around 9th May. Thereafter, it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northwards towards central Bay of Bengal, the agency predicted.
The details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of the low pressure area. The system is under constant watch and being monitored regularly, it added.
The system will be named as Cyclone ‘Mocha’ if it intensifies into a cyclonic storm.
Under the influence of this system:
a) Moderate rainfall at most places during 8th-12th May with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall during 8th-11th and scattered heavy to very heavy rainfall with isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on 10th May.
b) Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea from 7th onwards.
b) Wind speed would gradually increase becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Andaman Sea from 9th onwards.
c) Wind speed would further increase gradually becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal from 10th onwards.
Sea condition is likely to be rough from 7th and very rough from 9th onwards over southeast Bay of Bengal. It is likely to be very rough to high over southeast and adjoining central Bay of Bengal from 10th onwards.
Sea condition is likely to be rough to very rough over Andaman Sea during 8th & 9th and very rough to high over North Andaman Sea from 10th onwards.
a) Fishermen, small ships, boats and trawlers are advised not to venture into southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas of Andaman Sea from 7th May onwards, and into southeast & adjoining central Bay of Bengal from 9th onwards.
b) Those who are over southeast Bay of Bengal are advised to return to safer places before 7th May and those over central Bay of Bengal are advised to return before 9th May.
c) Regulation of tourism and offshore activities and shipping over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during 8th – 12th May.
d) Regulation of shipping activity over the sea areas of southeast & central Bay of Bengal during 8th-12th and Andaman Sea during 8th-10th May.
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