The Visakhapatnam Cyclone Warning Centre has forecast high wind speed along the coasts of Andhra, Yanam, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for 3 days.

Fishermen warned against venturing into Bay of Bengal as low pressure intensifies Image Credit: Pixabay/Nicolas Debray
news Weather Saturday, October 10, 2020 - 17:17

The Cyclone Warning Centre in Visakhapatnam has issued an alert for stormy conditions and light to heavy rainfall in many places along the Bay of Bengal over the next three days, owing to the likelihood of a low pressure in the region intensifying into a depression. The Cyclone Warning Centre has advised fishermen not to venture into the Bay of Bengal for the next two to three days. Fishermen along and off Andhra Pradesh and Yanam coasts have been advised to avoid venturing into the sea on October 11 and 12, while fishermen along the Bay of Bengal other than Andhra Pradesh coast have been warned against going into the sea on October 10, 11 and 12. 

A release from the Cyclone Warning Centre said that “squally wind speeds” reaching 40 to 60 kmph, and gusts up to 60 to 70 km are likely to occur over the Bay of Bengal, along the coasts of Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

The Bay of Bengal sea will be rough in general and very rough over west-central and adjoining north-west and southwestern parts on Sunday and Monday. "A low pressure area has formed over the north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood in the early morning of Friday. It lay over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal on Friday morning," an official told IANS. 

According to the cyclone centre, the low pressure is very likely to move west and north-westwards to intensify into depression over central Bay of Bengal by Saturday. "Further moving west-northwestwards, it is very likely to cross north Andhra Pradesh coast as a depression on Monday morning," said the official.

Under the influence of this weather system, adverse weather has been forecast over coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam from Saturday to Monday.

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