Bhubaneswar: The depression over East Equatorial Indian Ocean and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal (BOB) moved further northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph in last six hours and has intensified into a deep depression.
The deep depression now lay centered about 870 km east-southeast of Trincomalee ( (Sri Lanka), 1210 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1500 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh), the IMD said in its latest bulletin.
“It is very likely to move northwestwards off Sri Lanka coast during next 72 hours and reach near north Tamil Nadu & South Andhra Pradesh coast on 30th April 2019 evening,” the IMD bulletin further read.
As per the naming protocol, it will then be known as “Cyclone Fani,” as named by Bangladesh. While fishermen have been asked not to venture into the sea during the time,.those in the deep sea have been asked to return to the shores. However, there is no warning for Odisha.