Low pressure forms over Bay of Bengal; Depression likely around Nov 19
Bhubaneswar: A low pressure formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea today. It is likely to intensify into Depression around November 19.
According to IMD, Under the influence of cyclonic circulation over south Andaman Sea & neighbourhood in lower & middle tropospheric levels, a Low pressure area has formed over Southeast Bay of Bengal & adjoining Andaman Sea today morning.
It is likely to move west-northwestwards and gradually concentrate into a Depression over central parts of South Bay of Bengal around November 19. Thereafter, it is likely to move west-northwestwards towards Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-south Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 3 days, the IMD tweeted today.
Under impact of the system, widespread rainfall with heavy falls is very likely at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on November 17. Strong surface winds (speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph) also likely to prevail over Andaman and Nicobar Islands today.
Wind and Rainfall warnings:
Scattered light to moderate rainfall with heavy falls very likely at isolated places over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal on November 20 and 21 and over south Coastal Andhra Pradesh on November 21, 2022.
Squally weather (wind speed reaching 40-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph) likely over Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast and Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on November 17; over Southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of Southwest & Eastcentral Bay of Bengal on November 18.
Southwest and adjoining Southeast & Westcentral Bay of Bengal and along and off Sri Lanka coast on November 19; Southwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal, along and off south Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Puducherry-Sri Lanka coasts from November 20 to forenoon of November 22, 2022
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the above mentioned areas.