Bhubaneswar: A cyclone is likely to form over the Bay of Bengal, which is a cause of worry for Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. If a cyclone is formed, this one will be named as Cyclone Bulbul.
A low-pressure area has developed over the North Andaman Sea which will shape into a well-marked low pressure by Monday evening. It is expected to move in west-northwestward and intensify into a Depression over the east-central Bay of Bengal around November 5 or 6.
“Presently, we expect the system to continue its movement in west-northwestward direction and intensify further into a Deep Depression and subsequently into a Cyclone. The sea surface temperatures are favourable and are around 29-30 degrees Celsius,” said Skymet Weather.
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said this system is likely to transform into a depression over the next 48 hours.
“This system will take the shape of depression over the east-central Bay of Bengal by November 6 evening. There are chances that this will transform into a deep depression and move North Westwards towards Odisha and West Bengal coasts,” said Bhubaneswar met centre director HR Biswas.
He said the system developing into a cyclone would be known after the next two days.