New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday warned of adverse weather over the Andaman Sea, along and off the Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts during the next 5-6 days due to the likelihood of the formation of a cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal.
The weather department said that a low pressure area over the southeast of the ocean may intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 16 evening.
“It is very likely to concentrate into a depression over the same region during next 12 hours and further intensify into a cyclonic storm over central parts of south Bay of Bengal by the evening of May 16.”
It is likely to move north-westwards till May 17 and then re-curve north-northeastwards towards north Bay of Bengal during May 18 to 20.
“Under the influence of the system, adverse weather is likely over the Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea and along and off Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 5-6 days,” the IMD stated.
There will be light to moderate rainfall at most places in Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 15 and 16. Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall May 18 and 19, respectively.
“Sea condition will be rough over south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea due to which fishermen have been warned to not venture into south and central ocean from May 15, 2020.”
It added, “Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coasts by today evening.”