The IMD (India Meteorological Department) on Tuesday said that yesterday’s cyclonic circulation over south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood lay over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood at 0300 UTC of today.
Under its influence a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 48 hours.
It is likely to move west-north-westwards and concentrate into a depression by 22nd morning over central BoB. It is very likely to intensify further into a cyclonic storm over west-central Bay of Bengal (BoB) subsequently.
Meanwhile, the State government has started preparing for the possible cyclone 2022.
According to the information, the Odisha SRC in-charge will convene a crucial meeting today at 4PM in view of forecast of a possible cyclone over Bay of Bengal.
The meeting is likely to discuss disaster mitigation and preparations to tackle any possible threat.