Bhubaneswar: The low-pressure area is likely to form over South Andaman Sea and neighbourhood under the influence of cyclonic circulation.
Reportedly, the low-pressure area is very likely to move northwestwards and intensify gradually into a Depression during the subsequent 48 hours.
A cyclonic circulation has formed over South Andaman Sea and its neighborhood at 5.30 am and extended up to mid-tropospheric levels, informed Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar on Wednesday.
Notably, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra has mentioned that there is no clear picture of the cyclone yet. However, the intensity of the cyclonic circulation will get more marked in the next three days.
Meanwhile, Odisha Food Supplies and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain has urged the people to not indulge in panic buying essential commodities ahead of a possible cyclone.
The Minister has said that stocking up of essentials may lead to artificial scarcity following which the traders can take advantage of this and involve in illegal price rise. He also said that the black market and fraudulent traders are being closely monitored by the department and strong action will be taken if necessary.
It is pertinent to mention that, “Low pressure is expected to form near the Andaman & Nicobar Islands around Friday, then can become a depression or cyclone over BOB this weekend or early next week. Areas from AndhraPradesh to #WestBengal & #Bangladesh need to monitor for possible impacts,” tweeted Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls.