Depression is expected to intensify by May 8, according to the Met Office

Depression is expected to intensify by May 8, according to the Met Office

Bhubaneswar: Depression in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and the nearby Andaman Sea is likely to turn into a hurricane by the next 9 days, the Indian Meteorological Department said.

As of 11:30 a.m. today, the depression was centered 300 km southwest of Port Blair, 1,280 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 1,300 km southeast of Puri.

The epicenter was reported below the Pacific Ocean floor, however; no tsunami alert was issued. By May 10, it will move northwest, towards the central and adjacent northwestern Bay of Bengal, and close to the northern coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. It will then change direction and move northeast, along the coast of Odisha and into the northwestern Bay of Bengal.

The IMD has not yet commented on the exact location of the storm. “The rescue squad wasn’t called for him,” she told the Associated Press. The only way to predict the exact course of action is to take the depression into account.

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