Low-pressure area expected to develop into depression in Bay of Bengal

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Bhubaneswar, (Reporterspen), May 22: With a low-pressure system forming over the Southwest Bay of Bengal coast, the Meteorological Centre forecasts its likely intensification into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal by May 24.

The regional office of IMD stated, “It is expected to track northeastward and consolidate into a depression over central Bay of Bengal by the morning of May 24, with further intensification thereafter.”

According to the latest IMD update, squally weather with winds reaching 35-45 kmph, gusting up to 55 kmph, is anticipated over the southern Bay of Bengal on May 22. Wind speeds are projected to escalate to 60 kmph to 70 kmph over central and adjacent southern Bay of Bengal by May 23 and May 24.

The sea condition is forecasted to be moderate to rough over the southwest Bay of Bengal on May 22, worsening to rough to very rough over the central and adjacent southern Bay of Bengal from May 23 onwards.

The Met Office anticipates heavy rainfall in certain areas on May 25 due to the low-pressure system. In response, the Odisha government has alerted district collectors to prepare for potential eventualities, advising fishermen to refrain from venturing into the sea.

Meanwhile, amidst Odisha’s enduring heatwave conditions, nor’westers rains are expected. Coastal and northern Odisha are forecasted to experience rainfall with thunderstorms due to the impact of Kalabaisakhi.

A yellow warning has been issued to Balasore district by the weather department for heavy rainfall.

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