Another cyclone likely over the Bay of Bengal: IMD

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Soon after cyclone Tauktae, chances emerge of another cyclone with a low-pressure area over the east-central Bay of Bengal around May 23.

As per the IMD, this might intensify further into a depression and a cyclone.

The sea surface temperature is above normal by 1-2 degree C both over the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.

This makes conditions favourable for the development of a cyclone. Due to a low-pressure area, it may intensify into a depression or a cyclone.

Currently, the models are indicating that it is likely to move towards Myanmar and not the Indian coast.

Cyclone Tauktae has already ravaged the west coast and made landfall over Gujarat coast. READ HERE HOW THEY ARE NAMED

The western disturbance is likely to cause fairly widespread to widespread rainfall/thunderstorms over the Western Himalayan region.

Isolated extremely heavy rain is also likely over Uttarakhand on May 19. Now this warning from IMD has raised concerns over the upcoming cyclone over Bay of Bengal.

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