Hyderabad, Oct 23 : A well marked Low Pressure Area over westcentral & adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal now lies over west central Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood.
The associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 5.8 km above mean sea level tilting southwestwards with height persists. It is very likely to concentrate into a Depression during the next 36 hours and move north-northwest wards towards Andhra Pradesh-south Odisha coast, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a bulletin on Wednesday.
Under the influence of the system, It said, heavy to very heavy rainfall with extremely heavy falls likely over Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next 24 hours.
Meanwhile, Cyclone Warning Centre, Visakhapatnam in a warning to fishermen of Andhra Coast for the next 24 hours, commencing from 6 am today said, strong surface winds from north easterly direction speed reaching 45 kmph to 50 kmph is likely along and off Coastal Andhra Pradesh. The State of sea would be rough to very rough along and off Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off Coastal Andhra Pradesh, the CWC said.(UNI)