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Weather alert! Cyclonic storm predicted over South Andaman sea

IMD further informed that the storm is very likely to move north-westwards, intensify into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal.

A low-pressure area that has formed over the South Andaman Sea and the adjoining southeast Bay of Bay Bengal is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by Sunday evening, the India Meteorological Department informed on Saturday.

IMD further informed that the storm is very likely to move north-westwards, intensify into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal during the next 12 hours, and further into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Bay of Bengal by Sunday evening.

While the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are experiencing thunderstorms and heavy rainfall for the last two days, under the influence of the Low-Pressure Area, scattered to fairly widespread light to moderate rainfall is very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura for the next five days with isolated thunderstorm and lightning over Assam and Meghalaya till Sunday.

The IMD has also forecast squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely to prevail over South Andaman Sea and the adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman and Nicobar Islands for the next three days and warned fishermen not to venture into waters that are likely to be rough to very rough.

First Published: 7th May, 2022 16:26 IST

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