Bhubaneswar: With the forecast of likely formation of a low pressure area over Andaman Sea and its gradual intensification into a depression over Bay of Bengal (BoB), the possibility of formation of a cyclone is being closely monitored by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As per IMD’s prediction, a fresh low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around October 9. It is very likely to move north-westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts with gradual intensification into a depression during subsequent 2-3 days.
The agency in its remarks said the genesis potential parameter index is also indicating potential zone for cyclogenesis over north Andaman Sea and adjoining central Bay of Bengal during 9-10 October.
Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre Director HR Biswas said the possibility of cyclone formation can be known after 2-3 days.
On the other hand, weather expert Surendranath Pasupalak said conditions are not favourable for formation of a cyclone. However, a clear picture regarding the chances of cyclone formation will come to fore once the low pressure forms.
Under the influence of fresh low pressure area, rainfall activity is very likely to increase over Odisha and coastal Andhra Pradesh during 11th to 13th October, the IMD said.
Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph would prevail over north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts and adjoining north Bay of Bengal on 11th October, it said.