Depression News No.1, 2020
22th October, 2020 14:00 MST Today
According to the observations at (12:30) hrs M.S.T today, the low pressure area over West central Bay of Bengal has itensified into a depression over Northwest and adjoining West Central Bay of Bengal. It is centered at about (100) Nautical miles South-Southeast of Paradip and about (190) Nautical miles South- Southwest of Sagar Islands (India), about (270) Nautical miles South- Southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh) and about (330) Nautical miles West- Southwest of Maungdaw (Myanmar).
It is not moving towards Myanmar coasts, the present stage of the depression is coded yellow stage.
Position of depression, center pressure and wind
Depression is located at Latitude (18.7) degree North and Longitude (87.0) degree East, centre pressure of depression is (1000) hPa and maximum wind speed near the center is (35)miles per hour at (12:30) hrs MST today.
During next (48)hrs Forecast
The depression is likely to intensify into a deep depression during next (24)hrs and move North-Northeastwards. It is forecast to cross West Bengal and adjoining Bangladesh coast between Sagar Islands and Khepupara on 23rd October afternoon/ evening.
Due to the depression, rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread to widespread in Naypyitaw, Sagaing, Mandalay and Magway Regions Kachin, Chin and Rakhine States with likelihood of isolated heavy falls and squalls with moderate to rough seas are likely at times Deltaic, off and along RakhineCoasts. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach (35-40)m.p.h. Wave height will be about (7-10) feet Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coasts during today afternoon and (24.10.2020).
Due to the depression, people should be aware heavy rainfall with strong wind, flash flood and landslide near the hilly areas and also small rivers.