Published By: Pragati Pal
Last Updated: November 13, 2023, 15:15 IST
Kolkata [Calcutta], India
A cyclonic circulation over the south Andaman Sea is likely to intensify into a low-pressure area, which could turn into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal on Thursday, the India Meteorological Department said.
The system is expected to bring light to moderate rain in the coastal districts of West Bengal from November 16-18, Regional Met Director G K Das said.
“We are keeping a close watch on the direction the system may take and its intensity,” Das said. The cyclonic circulation existing over the south Andaman Sea is likely to intensify into a low pressure, and thereafter into a depression, moving west-northwestwards into the central Bay of Bengal on Thursday, the IMD said in a bulletin.
It advised fishermen not to venture into the sea during the period, as the system may cause squally weather in large parts of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea.
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