A cyclonic circulation has formed and lies over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood, extending up to middle tropospheric level, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin on Saturday.
“A cyclonic circulation has formed and lies over the Southeast Bay of Bengal and the neighbourhood, extending up to the middle tropospheric level at 0830 IST today, 6 May, 2023,” an official statement said. IMD further mentioned that a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same region by 8 May morning, which will later intensify into a cyclonic storm.
“Under its influence, a low-pressure area is likely to form over the same region by 8 May morning. It is likely to concentrate into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal around 9 May. Thereafter, it is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm while moving nearly northward towards the Central Bay of Bengal. The details of its path and intensification will be provided after the formation of the low-pressure area. The system is under constant watch and being monitored regularly,” it mentioned.
Earlier on 3 May, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik held a meeting with senior government officials on the possible cyclonic situation due to low pressure in the South Bay of Bengal and asked the administration to remain prepared. The Odisha Chief Minister directed the Chief Secretary to conduct regular reviews regarding the cyclone and the Special Relief Commissioner to closely monitor the situation and work in coordination with all departments, an official statement said.