NEW DELHI: A fresh low-pressure area over Bay of Bengal is likely to be formed around October 9 and it may intensify into a depression in the next two-three days, bringing heavy rainfall to north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts during October 11-13.
Predicting its impact over eastern coasts, the cyclone warning division of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday issued warning for these regions asking fishermen not to venture into Andaman sea, east-central and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal during the period.
Referring to impact of the current low-pressure area, the IMD predicted fairly widespread rainfall over Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Gangetic West Bengal till October 7.
“The current low-pressure area lies over north-west Bay of Bengal and adjoining Odisha coasts. It is very likely to persist there till October 5 and become less marked thereafter. However, its associated cyclonic circulation is very likely to move over to south Chhattisgarh on October 6 and remain active till October 7,” said the IMD. It predicted isolated heavy rainfall over Odisha till October 6 and in Jharkhand, Bihar and Chhattisgarh till October 7.
It said, “A fresh low-pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal around October 9. It is very likely to move north-westwards towards north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts.”