IMD alerts governments as it forecasts low pressure over Indian Ocean and southeast Bay of Bengal

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) alerts governments as it forecasts low pressure over Indian Ocean and southeast Bay of Bengal

A well low pressure area lies over East Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal

It is very likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal and into a Cyclonic Storm.

It will turn into a subsequent 24 hours over southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian
Ocean.

It is very likely to move northwestwards along & off east coast of Srilanka near north Tamilnadu coast on 30th April 2019.

For Kerala coast & Lakshadweep area Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services has forecasted that sea will be rough near shore during 17:30 hours (IST) of 25-04-2019 to 23:30 hours (IST) of 26-04-2019 due to the effect of high period (16-18 sec) swell waves, having 1.7-2.4 m height.

Strong wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph likely to commence over Kerala from 28th morning and becoming squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph from 29th morning.

The department has informed the governments to be alert.

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