A low pressure area is likely to form over South Andaman Sea and adjoining Bay of Bengal around May 5 with possibility of further intensification, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.
Ever since cyclone ‘Fani’ battered the Odisha coast on May 3 of 2019, development of such systems over the Bay of Bengal in the month of May has become matter of concern for the people of eastern coast of the country.
Cyclonic storms in May usually threaten Myanmar, Bangladesh, West Bengal and Odisha. Such tropical cyclones are known for defying forecasted path of movement, predicted intensity and timeline.
Any tropical system reaching the stage of depression has a fair chance of intensifying into cyclonic storm during this time of the season.