Will there be cyclone over Bay of Bengal after May 6, heavy rain in Odisha? Here’s what IMD says

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutyunjay Mohapatra today stated a low pressure area is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal on May 6. He, however, stated the intensity and possible direction of the low pressure could not be assessed at the moment.

“The intensity and possible direction of a low pressure over the sea can be assessed only after it forms.  In the month of May, intensity of a low pressure usually remains high. The low pressure is likely to form over South Andaman sea and adjoining south east Bay of Bengal,” Mohapatra added.

Moreover, the IMD DG did not rule out the possibility of a cyclone in May.

Official sources said heavy rain in Odisha coasts is likely under the influence of the low pressure area after May 6.

It is worth to mention that devastating cyclone ‘Fani’ battered the Odisha coast on May 3 of 2019.

Cyclonic storms in May usually threaten Myanmar, Bangladesh, West Bengal and Odisha. Such tropical cyclones are known for defying forecasted path of movement, predicted intensity and timeline.

The IMD GFS model has indicated northeastwards movement and subsequent intensification of the forecasted system into a depression over Gulf of Thailand.

ECMWF deterministic model has indicated development of depression over east-central Bay of Bengal during the first half of May 5 to May 11.

ECMWF probabilistic model has also indicated 10-30% of cyclogenesis over southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal during the period.

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