Low-pressure area in East Central Bay of Bengal

A low-pressure area located in East Central Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression around 23rd, the Meteorology Department said.

The system is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by 24th. It is very likely to move northwestwards and reach near west Bengal coasts around 26th May.

As such, sudden roughness of the sea associated with strong winds (50-60 kmph, up to 70-80 kmph gusty wind at times) during thundershowers are expected over the North Andaman sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal and deep sea area of southwest Bay of Bengal during next few days.

Under the influence of the system, possibility for heavy showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed up to 50-60 kmph is high in deep and shallow see areas around the island during next few days.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the East Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining area (08N-20N, 83E-100E) from May 22, and sea areas around the island from 23 May, until further notice.

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