IMD Issues Cyclone Warning; Likely to Intensify Next Week

NEW DELHI: As per the recent notice by IMD, the Southwest Monsoon is likely to withdraw from the entire country in the next 48 hours. The weather watchdog has warned that a low-pressure area has formed over the north Andaman Sea and it is likely to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm next week.

The low-pressure Area over the north Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of the south Andaman Sea & Southeast Bay of Bengal persists. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and concentrate into a depression over the southeast & adjoining the eastcentral Bay of Bengal on 22 October and then move northwestwards, intensify further into a deep depression over the eastcentral & adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal on 23 October. Subsequently, it is very likely to recurve gradually northwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over westcentral & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal by 24th October, the weather office said in its bulletin.

By the 25, it is likely that cyclone will move north-northeastwards and reach near the West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts, the IMD said

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