Low-pressure area over Andaman, Bay of Bengal to intensify into depression: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): A fresh low pressure area has been formed over north Andaman Sea and adjoining East-central Bay of Bengal (BOB) today morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

According to the Cyclone Warning Division, IMD, this system is very likely to intensify into a depression over central Bay of Bengal by tomorrow.

Further, it will subsequently move west-northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast as a depression on October 12, it added.

Under its influence, adverse weather is likely over Andaman Sea, south and central Bay of Bengal between 9-12 October and over Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana, interior Karnataka and adjoining Maharashtra during 11 & 12 October, as per the IMD.

In addition to this, light to moderate rainfall at many places likely to occur over Odisha, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Interior Karnataka and Marathwada with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and interior Karnataka between October 10-12, the Met department said.

Moreover, squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 65 kmph over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha- Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts from October 11(early hours) till the forenoon of October 12.

The sea condition will also be rough to very rough over Andaman Sea and adjoining East central Bay of Bengal on 9-10 October, according to IMD.

-RJV