Depression likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm: IMD


Bhubaneswar: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said a well-marked low-pressure over the Bay of Bengal would concentrate into a depression and it is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm.  

“A well-marked low-pressure area has been formed over the North Andaman Sea. It is very likely to move northwestwards, concentrate into a depression over eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 6 hours. It is also very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm and move northwestwards during subsequent 48 hours,” said an IMD bulletin.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards initially and then north-northwestwards, towards Odisha – West Bengal coasts, the IMD said.

“The well-marked low-pressure area over north Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at about 950 km south-southeast of Paradip, 1020 km south-southeast of Sagar islands (West Bengal) and 1000 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh),” it said.