The low-pressure area in the Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression on Friday and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm around December 4 evening, according to the IMD.
As of 5.30 a.m. on Friday, the system was centered over the sea approximately 800 km from Chennai, 970 km from Machilipatnam, 990 km from Bapatla, and 790 km from Puducherry, according to the IMD.
As it continues to move west and northwest, the IMD predicts it will intensify into a deep depression by December 2, and further into a cyclonic storm by December 3.
A statement stated that it would move in the same direction after that and would cross South Andhra Pradesh and the adjoining North Tamil Nadu coast between Chennai and Machilipatnam on December 4 as a cyclonic storm.
The system won’t have an impact on Odisha, according to a representative of the Special Relief Commissioner’s Office.