Bhubaneswar-A low pressure area is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal this week, giving rise to the first cyclone of 2023. According to the India Meteorological Department, a cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over the south-east Bay of Bengal around May 6. Following the forecast, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik has asked officials to be prepared for any eventuality.
A cyclonic circulation is likely to develop over southeast Bay of Bengal,Under its influence a low pressure area is likely to form over the same region during the subsequent 48 hours,” the Met department said.
“Some models are suggesting that it would be a cyclone. We are keeping a watch. Updates will be provided regularly,” said IMD’s Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.
According to projections shared by Windy.com the storm will form over the Bay of Bengal on Tuesday – gradually moving northward and closer to the Indian coastline.