Deep depression in Bay of Bengal intensifies into cyclone

"The system will move initially west-northwestwards and then west to west-southwestwards towards west central Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours," the IMD said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 25, 2016 12:45 pm
bay of bengal, bay of bengal depression, india cyclone, cyclone bay of bengal, bay of bengal storm, bay of bengal depression, weather news, india news Satellite image of the deep depression in Bay of Bengal, the cause of Cyclone alert. (Source: IMD)

The deep depression in the Bay of Bengal today further intensified into cyclonic storm ‘Kyant’, the India Meteorological Department today said.

“The deep depression over east central Bay of Bengal moved further west-northwestwards and has intensified into a cyclonic storm ‘KYANT’ and lay centred at 620 km north -northwest of Port Blair, 710 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 850 km east of Vishakhapatnam.

“The system will move initially west-northwestwards and then west to west-southwestwards towards west central Bay of Bengal during next 72 hours,” the Cyclone Warning Division of the IMD said.

However, there is a possibility that Kyant may not make a landfall.

The IMD has warned of squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to commence along and off Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts from October 27 onwards.

Fishermen too are advised not to venture into sea along and off Odisha and north coastal Andhra Pradesh coasts.