Cyclonic storm likely over Odisha, Andhra over next few hours

It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross south Odisha

The deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards in past six hours with a speed about 12 kmph.

It lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 20th September, 2018 over west central Bay of Bengal near latitude 17.60N and longitude 86.80E, about 290 km east-southeast of Kalingapatnam (Coastal Andhra Pradesh) and about 270 km southeast of Gopalpur (Odisha).

It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross south Odisha ­ north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Kalingapatnam & Puri (Odisha), close to Gopalpur around mid-night of today, the 20th September as a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely along & off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh Coasts during next 03 hours.

It will gradually increase becoming 60-70 kmph gusting 80 kmph from today evening for subsequent 12 hours.

Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is very likely along & off West Bengal during next 24 hours.

Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is very likely over central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal around the deep depression centre.

It will gradually increase becoming 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph over northwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal from today, the 20th September evening for subsequent 12 hours.

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