Bhubaneswar: The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea moved nearly northwards at a speed of 12 kmph and lay centered at 8:30 am on Sunday in the same region.
As stated by the Met Department earlier, the weather system is not going to have any impact on Odisha.
The system is located about 110 km northnorthwest of Car Nicobar (Nicobar Islands), 170 km south of Port Blair (Andaman Islands) and 840 km southsouthwest of Yangon (Myanmar), the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stated.
“It is likely to move nearly northwards along & off Andaman & Nicobar Islands, intensify into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours,” the IMD bulletin on Sunday afternoon read.
In view of the impending Cyclone Asani on March 21, the Centre on Saturday deployed six teams of the National Disaster Rescue Force (NDRF) at Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Apart from deployment of NDRF teams, the local administration initiated sensitisation programmes for vulnerable fishermen colonies against the danger due to the Cyclone Asani and evacuated them to safer places.
On Friday and Saturday, heavy rainfall lashed Nicobar Islands. Isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over Andaman Islands and isolated heavy rainfall over Nicobar Islands on Sunday, the IMD stated.
Sea condition was rough to very rough over Andaman Sea and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal on Saturday and it would become very rough over the same region on Sunday while it would be very rough to high over Andaman Sea, southeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal on March 21.