Bhubaneswar: The depression over southwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

The system is likely to move northwestwards along and off east coast of Sri Lanka towards north Tamil Nadu coast during the next 48 hours.

The IMD has issued wind and rainfall warning for several states in this connection.

Wind Warning

3rd March: Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph are very likely to prevail over Southwest & adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along & off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry coasts. Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are very likely over Equatorial Indian Ocean.

4th and 5th March: Squally winds speed would gradually increase becoming 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over Southwest & adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and along & off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & South Andhra Pradesh coasts.

6th March: Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph are very likely to prevail over West Central & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts.

Rainfall Warning

3rd March– Light to moderate rainfall/ thundershower at a few places likely over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal.

4th March– Light to moderate rainfall/thunder shower at many places with isolated heavy rainfall likely over coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal. Light to moderate rainfall/ thundershower at a few places likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.

5th & 6th March– Light to moderate rainfall/ thundershower at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal. Light to moderate rainfall/thunder shower at many places with isolated heavy falls very likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.

7th March– Light to moderate rainfall/thunder shower at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over north Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & Karaikal and isolated heavy falls very likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh and Rayalaseema.

Sea condition

Sea condition will be rough to very rough over southwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal, Gulf of Mannar and Comorin area and along & off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry & south Andhra Pradesh coasts during 3rd–6th March. Sea condition will be rough to very rough over adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean on 3rd March.

Fishermen Warning

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Southwest & adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal, adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean, Gulf of Mannar, Comorin area and along & off Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh coasts till 6th March.





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