Cyclone Amphan to intensify by tomorrow, IMD issues storm warning
New Delhi: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has informed that the formation of a low-pressure area over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea is likely to further intensify into a cyclonic storm by the evening of May 16.
According to the IMD, a low-pressure area was formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea on the morning of May 13.
Reports have mentioned that the Met department has dispatched an alert on the brewing storm, Cyclone Amphan, to the National Disaster Response Force and the chief secretaries of eight states and Union Territories.
Due to the weather conditions in these areas, light to moderate rainfall at most places are very likely over Andaman & Nicobar Islands on May 15 and 16. Andaman Islands are also likely to experience heavy rainfall at a few places on these two days.
The IMD has also advised fishermen not to venture into south and central Bay of Bengal from May 15.
Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coasts by May 15. Also, fishermen are advised not to venture into the west-central Bay of Bengal off North Andhra Pradesh coast on May 18 and into North Bay of Bengal along and off Odisha-West Bengal coasts from May 18 onwards. Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coasts by May 17.