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IMD Predicts Low Pressure Over Andaman Sea

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Friday forecasted that a low pressure is likely  to form over Andaman Sea in next 48 hours. The system is likely to intensify into cyclonic circulation and head towards south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts in 4-5 days.

In its bulletin, IMD said, “A cyclonic circulation lies over north Andaman Sea & neighbourhood between 3.1 & 5.8 km above mean sea level. Under its influence, a Low Pressure Area is very likely to form over the same region during the next 48 hours. It is likely to become more marked and move west-northwestwards towards south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 4-5 days,”.

If it intensifies into a cyclonic storm, it will be named as Cyclone Jawad.

As per the prediction, a low pressure area over north Andaman Sea may form around October 10. It may intensify into a depression over east-central Bay of Bengal around October 14 with west-northwestwards movement towards south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts.

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