Low pressure area over N Andaman sea likely to intensify into cyclonic storm: IMD

New Delhi : After severe cyclonic storm Tauktae in the west coast, another cyclone named Yaas is likely to hit the east coast on May 26, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed on Thursday.

The officials in the IMD said that that a low pressure area is very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on May 22 and most likely to turn into cyclonic storm around May24.

This cyclonic storm once formed, it will hit Odisha and West Bengal coast on May 26 morning, they added.

Under the influence of the system, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Odisha, West Bengal, Assam and Meghalaya are likely to receive light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places from evening of May 25, the weather department said.

The officials also said that they cannot rule out the possibility that Yaas could intensify like Amphan.

The IMD has sent advisory to the state administration of Odisha and West Bengal to make preparation in view of impending cyclone Yaas.

Warning that sea conditions are likely to be rough to very rough, the Met Department advised fishermen not to venture into the Bay of Bengal from May 24.