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Storm Over Bay Of Bengal

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area brewing over central parts of south Bay of Bengal, which will intensify into a cyclonic storm over the Bay of Bengal around March 21. However, the system will have no impact on Odisha, the IMD said on Wednesday.

The low pressure area lay over central parts of south Bay of Bengal. It is likely to move east-northeastwards & become a well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea around March 19 morning, the IMD said.

Thereafter, it is likely to move north-northwestwards initially along & off Andaman & Nicobar Islands, intensify into a depression by morning of March 20 and further intensify into a cyclonic storm around March 21. It would then continue to move north-northwestwards till March 22, it said.

Thereafter, it will move north-northeast wards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining north Myanmar coast by morning of March 23, the Met Department further said.

Thereafter, the cyclone system will move north-northeastwards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining north Myanmar coast by morning of March 23.

Once the system intensifies into a cyclone, it will be named as Asani, which is a name suggested by Sri Lanka.

Sea condition is very likely to become rough over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea on Thursday and Friday.

The weather office has advised fishermen not to venture into central parts of south Bay of Bengal and adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean on Wednesday and into southeast Bay of Bengal and Andaman Sea area on Thursday and Friday.

It has also advised fishermen not to venture into Andaman Sea and along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands during between Saturday and Tuesday.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands are expected to experience squally winds on Sunday which were likely to intensify to gale winds with speeds reaching 70-80 km per hour, gusting to 90 kmph the next day.

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