Deep Depression over Bay to intensify into Cyclonic storm in next 24 hrs; here’s track and intensity forecasts

Bhubaneswar: The depression formed over the southwest Bay of Bengal intensified into a depression early in the morning. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours, informed the IMD today.

According to IMD’s morning weather bulletin, the depression over southwest Bay of Bengal moved west northwestwards with a speed of 22 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified into deep depression and lay centered over the same region today, about 500 km east southeast of Puducherry, 510 km east-southeast of Chennai, 630 km southeast of Nellore, 710 km south-southeast of Bapatla and 710 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam. It is likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the southwest Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours.

Thereafter, it would move northwestwards and reach westcentral Bay of Bengal off South Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coasts by December 4. Thereafter, it would move nearly northwards almost parallel and close to south Andhra Pradesh coasts and cross Andhra Pradesh coasts between Nellore and Machilipatnam during December 5 as a cyclonic storm with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph.

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