Severe cyclone Vardah

Depression to intensify into cyclonic storm by May 16 evening


Bhubaneswar: The Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that yesterday’s Low Pressure Area over the southeast Bay of Bengal (BoB) and adjoining the south Andaman Sea lay as a well-marked low pressure area on Thursday.

It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression over central parts of south BoB on 15th May and further intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over the same region by 16th evening.

It is very likely to move northwestwards initially till 17th May and then re-curve north-northeastwards towards north BoB on 18th & 19th May.

In association with the above system, the conditions are also becoming favourable for advance of southwest monsoon over south BoB, Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands around 16th May 2020.

Under the influence of the system, adverse weather is likely over south & central BoB and adjoining Andaman Sea from 15th May onwards.