Weather alert: Cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal likely

Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal has become well marked low pressure area. It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over southwest Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

However, the system is likely to have no impact on Odisha. It is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around 25th November noon/afternoon, the IMD forecasted.

Wind Warning:
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph likely to prevail over equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal on 22nd November. It is likely to increase and wind speed of the order of 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely over southwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal and along & off Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh coasts on 23rd and of the order of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph likely over the same area and also along & off South Andhra Pradesh coast and over Gulf of Mannar on 24th.

It is likely to gradually increase becoming 80-90 kmph gusting 100 kmph over southwest Bay of Bengal, and along and off Tamilnadu and Puducherry coasts around the region of landfall on 25th November.

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