Low Pressure Over Bay of Bengal Likely Around May 5; It May Intensify Into Depression: IMD

New Delhi: A low-pressure area is forecast to develop over the south Bay of Bengal around May 5, informed IMD Director General, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra on Saturday.

According to Mohapatra, there are possibilities that this low-pressure area might intensify into a depression. “Only after the low-pressure forms, we can say whether it will further intensify into a cyclone or not,” said Mohapatra. A clear picture regarding it is likely to appear around May 1.

He appealed to the public not to panic as no forecast relating to the cyclone has been issued. The IMD DG said during the pre-monsoon month of May conditions remain conducive for formation of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

As per the IMD forecast, a fresh low pressure is likely to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal during May second week, i.e. after May 5.

Even if this low pressure intensifies into a cyclone, chances are too low for it to have any impact on Odisha, Mohapatra said. He felt it may affect the Andaman Islands.

In Odisha, there will be severe heatwave in the month of May.

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