Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to sea for the next 24 hours.

Coastal Andhra to face gusty wind and moderate rain as depression forms in Bay of Bengal
news Weather Friday, November 04, 2016 - 08:55

A week after Cyclone Kyant receded and warnings were called off, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh is likely to record scattered rain and thundershowers yet again, during the next 24 hours.

This is due to a depression brewing in the Bay of Bengal.

However, by the time the weather takes a vigorous turn, the depression is predicted to move away from the state.  

According to Skymet Weather, moderate winds are expected along the Andhra coast and sea conditions are also expected to be rough.

Fishermen have been advised not to venture out to sea for the next 24 hours.

On Thursday, the weather system was located about 570 km southeast of Visakhapatnam, 750 km south of Paradip and 1,020 km south-southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh.

The New Indian Express quoted the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) stating that the system is likely to move north-west during the next 24 hours and then curve northeast towards the Bangladesh coast during the next 48 hours.

The depression is very likely to intensify into a deep depression by Friday and could take the form of a cyclonic storm, MeT officials said.

According to the Cyclone Warning Centre of Visakhapatnam, winds along coastal Andhra Pradesh could reach a speed of 45-55 kmph on Friday.


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