Amber alert: Deep depression may become cyclonic storm.

The Department of Meteorology has issued an Amber alert with regard to strong winds and rough seas on Friday (21).

The Meteorology Department says that the low-pressure Area over north Andaman Sea and adjoining areas of south Andaman Sea and the Southeast Bay of Bengal persisted over the same region in the today, the 21st October, 2022.

It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify into a Depression over same region around 22nd October.

It is very likely to intensify into a Deep Depression on 23rd October and subsequently into a cyclonic storm by 24th October.

Thereafter, it is likely to move gradually north-northeastwards and reach near West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts on 25th October.

Wind speeds will be (40-50) kmph and can increase up to (60-70) kmph in sea areas between (05N – 17N) and between (85E – 100E). 

Heavy showers or thundershowers and very rough or rough seas can also be expected in above sea areas.

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