Low Pressure Over South Andaman Sea Likely To Become Depression By May 2: IMD

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure that is very likely to form over south Andaman Sea and neighbourhood around April 30 will intensify into a depression in the following 48 hours, i.e. by May 2. The prediction was made by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin, today.

The depression is very likely to move north-northwestwards initially and then north-northeastwards along and off Andaman & Nicobar Islands, towards Myanmar coast, during the period of April 30-May 3. Under its influence, the following adverse weather is likely over and around Andaman & Nicobar Islands and surrounding sea areas.

The path that is being predicted for the depression will cause heavy to very heavy rainfall across coastal districts of Odisha.

Here the warnings issued by the IMD:

Rainfall

Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places is very likely over the Nicobar Islands on April 30. The intensity and spatial extent is likely to increase further during the subsequent days becoming light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Andaman and Nicobar Islands on May 1, and heavy to very heavy falls at a few places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 2. Heavy falls at isolated places over Andaman Islands on May 3.

Wind Warning

Squally winds, speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over the north Sumatra coast, south Andaman Sea, Nicobar Islands and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal on April 30 and May 1 2020, over the north Andaman Sea, Andaman Islands and adjoining southeast and the east-central Bay of Bengal on May 2 and 3.

Sea Condition

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over north Sumatra coast, south Andaman Sea and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal on April 30 and May 1, 2020, and over the Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of southeast & east-central Bay of Bengal on May 2 and 3.

Fishermen Warning

The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off north Sumatra coast, the Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of southeast and the east-central Bay of Bengal from April 30 to May 3, 2020.

The bulletin added that the system is under continuous surveillance and concerned state governments are being informed regularly.