Well marked low pressure area in Southeast Arabian Sea concentrates into depression : Met

Hyderabad : The well-marked low pressure area over Lakshadweep area & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea moved east-northeastwards, concentrated into a Depression and lay centred at 0830 hours on Friday over Lakshadweep area near latitude 10.5°N and longitude 72.3°E, about 80 km south-southwest of Amini Divi, 360 km west-southwest of Kannur (Kerala), 1170 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat).

It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression during next 12 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 12 hours, Meteorological Centre here said in a special bulletin.

It is very likely to intensify further and move initially north-northeastwards till this evening. It would then move north-northwestwards and reach near Gujarat coast by May 18 morning, the bulletin said.

Meanwhile, the Cyclonic Circulation lies over Vidarbha & neighbourhood and extends upto 1.5 km above mean sea level.

The North-South trough/wind discontinuity from the cyclonic circulation over southeast Madhya Pradesh & neighbourhood to south Tamil Nadu across Vidarbha, Telangana and Rayalaseema at 0.9 km above mean sea level has become less marked, the bulletin added.