Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around May 22 and is is very likely to move northwestwards and reach Odisha-West Bengal coasts around May 26 evening, informed the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday.
According to IMD, “It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 72 hours.”
It is very likely to move northwestwards and reach Odisha-West Bengal coasts around May 26 evening, it said.Continuous watch is being maintained over Andaman Sea and adjoining Bay of Bengal region for probable cyclogenesis (development of depression) around May 23, the IMD added.
The system will be named as Cyclone Yaas when it intensifies into Cyclonic Storm.
Extremely severe cyclonic storm, Tauktae, which ravaged the west coast, particularly Mumbai, and made landfall over Gujarat coast has weakened.
After entering land around 8.30 PM on Monday, Tauktae continued to move north northwestwards and crossed the Gujarat coast between Porbandar and Mahuva (Bhavnagar district) east of Diu with a maximum wind speed of 155 to 165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph. The intensity at the centre or eye of the storm was 160 to 170 kmph gusting to 190 kmph.
Remnants of the system and its interaction with an approaching western disturbance is likely to cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorms over the Western Himalayan region and adjoining plains of northwest India during May 19 and 20 along with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh on May 19 and heavy rainfall at isolated places over Punjab on the same day. Isolated extremely heavy rain is also likely over Uttarakhand on May 19.
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