The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday morning said that the depression over the northeast and adjoining east-central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and it will further intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours.
While issuing a cyclone alert for Andhra Pradesh (AP) and Odisha, the IMD informed that the system is likely to move nearly westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh- south Odisha coasts between Vishakhapatnam and Gopalpur around Kalingapatnam by the evening of September 26, 2021.
"Depression intensified into a Deep Depression over North and adjoining central BoB , likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm next 12 hrs and to cross south Odisha and north AP coasts around Kalingapatnam by the evening of September 26. Cyclone Alert for north AP & adjoining south Odisha coasts,” tweeted the IMD.
IMD further said there is now only a two per cent deficiency in monsoon rain since June. There has been a four per cent deficiency of rain in northwest India, nine per cent excess rainfall in peninsular India and 11% deficiency in east and northeast India.