Depression over Bay of Bengal intensifies

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New Delhi (NVI): The depression over Bay of Bengal has intensified into into a deep depression, according to the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

“Yesterday’s depression over west central Bay of Bengal (BoB) moved west-northwestwards, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of 12th October, 2020 over the same region near latitude 15.9°N and longitude 84.8°E, about 250 km south-southeast of Vishakhapatnam, 290 km east-southeast of Kakinada (Andhra Pradesh) and 330 km east-southeast of Narsapur (Andhra Pradesh),” the IMD said in a statement.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast between Narsapur and Vishakhapatnam, close to Kakinada during the early morning of October 13 as a Deep Depression with maximum sustained wind speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph, the Met department said.

Under the depression, light to moderate rainfall is likely at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall (>20 cm per day) at isolated places over east and west Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam, it said.

Apart from that, heavy to very heavy falls are expected today at isolated places over Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Raygada, Navrangpur, Malkangiri, Khurda and Puri districts of south Odisha, Krishna district of south coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool District of Rayalaseema, Telangana, south Konkan and Goa, south Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Karnataka, and Kerala. Heavy rainfall is also expected at isolated places over south Chhattisgarh.

-ARK