Depression forms over southeast Bay of Bengal, to intensify soon

at 3:39 pm

New Delhi (NVI): Days after Cyclone Nivar wreaked havoc in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, another depression has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and it is likely to intensify further into a deep depression in the next 12 hours and bring widespread rainfall over parts of South India, according to IMD.

“At 8:30 hours, the Depression moved west-northwestwards during past 3 hours and lay centred about 710 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) and 1120 km east-southeast of Kanyakumari (India). It is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours,” IMD tweeted.

The low pressure area on November 28 over south Andaman sea and adjoining areas of southeast Bay of Bengal organised into a well marked low pressure area on Sunday and further concentrated into a depression today.

According to India Meteorological Department, due to the influence of the depression, scattered to widespread rainfall activity has already been forecast over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal, Kerala, Mahe, Lakshadweep, south coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Rayalaseema from December 1 to 3.

The IMD also had said that isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall with moderate thunderstorms and lightning is very likely over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during the first three days of December and isolated extremely rainfall over south Tamil Nadu and south Kerala on December 2.

A red warning has been issued for the same.

Furthermore, the weather department has issued an advisory for the fishermen to not venture into southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal from December 1 night.