The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that a cyclone alert has been issued for the coastal districts of northern Andhra Pradesh and southern Odisha.
IMD said in its latest update that an area of low pressure has formed over the Bay of Bengal and is concentrating into a depression. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.
The weather department said the form of a cyclonic storm could stay like this for two days – Saturday and Sunday. It will then weaken into a depression on Monday.
“Depression intnsfd into a Deep Depression over North and adj central BoB, likely to intnsify into a CS next 12 hrs and to cross south Odisha north AP coasts around Kalingapatnam by eve of 26Sept. Cyclone Alert for north AP and adj south Odisha coasts Yellow Message #imd #cyclone,” the IMD said on Twitter.
Weather news: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and other regions
Heavy to very heavy rains are expected at isolated locations on Saturday and Sunday over coastal Andhra Pradesh, the IMD said. Heavy rain falls at isolated locations over the northern regions of Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Telangana are expected, it added.
Gusty winds speed reaching 55 to 65 km/h gusting up to 75 km/h are most likely in the northwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha, West Bengal and north Andhra Pradesh coasts on Sunday.
“It is likely to move initially west-northwestwards during next 24 hours and west-southwestwards thereafter and cross south Odisha-north Andhra Pradesh coasts between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by Sunday evening,” the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre said.