New Delhi, India – Meteorologists are monitoring a low pressure area that is expected to develop in the Bay of Bengal in the coming days, potentially leading to the formation of a tropical cyclone. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning to residents and authorities in coastal areas of eastern India and neighboring countries to stay alert and prepare for possible impact.
According to the IMD, the low pressure area is likely to form over the southeast Bay of Bengal on May 5, and gradually intensify as it moves north-northwestward. The conditions in the Bay of Bengal are currently favorable for the development of a cyclone, with warm sea surface temperatures, high humidity, and low vertical wind shear.
The IMD has classified the likelihood of cyclonic activity as “moderate,” and advised fishermen to avoid venturing into the sea from May 4 onwards. The agency is closely monitoring the situation and will issue more specific warnings as the low pressure area evolves.
Cyclones are a common occurrence in the Bay of Bengal, especially during the monsoon season between June and September. In 2020, several severe cyclones, including Amphan and Nivar, caused widespread damage and loss of life in India and neighboring countries.
The potential impact of the upcoming low pressure area on human lives and property remains uncertain at this point, but authorities are taking precautionary measures to minimize the risk. Residents in the affected areas are advised to stay tuned to weather updates and follow the instructions of local authorities.