Pre-cyclone watch issued for Andhra Pradesh

Updated:1 month ago IST

Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 13 (ANI): A severe cyclone is getting ready to hit areas of Andhra Pradesh as pre-cyclone watch has been issued by Ministry of Earth Sciences. Low pressure over South East Bay of Bengal has been turned into a depression. The system is likely to intensify into deep-depression in the next 12 hours. Cyclone Warning Centre’s Duty Officer Hyma Rao said, “Yesterday's well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal intensified into depression and centered about 1330 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam. It's likely to intensify into deep depression in next 12 hours and cyclone in subsequent 24 hours.” Under its influence, rain will start from December 15 onwards along with strong winds. Fishermen are advised not to venture in the seas.

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