VISAKHAPATNAM: Saturday’s depression over the west central Bay of Bengal moved northwards and intensified into a deep depression on Sunday at 08.30 a.m. over the west central and northwest Bay of Bengal and intensified further into a cyclonic storm ‘Aila’ and lay centred about 300 km east southeast of Sagar Island at 5.30 p.m. on Sunday. The system is likely to intensify further and move in a near northerly direction and cross West Bengal and Bangladesh coast by Monday afternoon/evening, says a late night bulletin issued by the Cyclone Warning Centre.
Under its influence, rain or thundershowers is likely to occur at a few places over coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next 24 hours.
Strong winds from westerly direction with speed reaching up to 45 to 50 kmph are likely along and off coastal Andhra Pradesh. Sea condition will be moderate to rough. Distant warning signal no. two was hoisted at Visakhapatnam, Machilipatnam, Nizampatnam and Krishnapatnam ports and distant warning signal number two with section signal number two, three and one hoisted at Kakinada Port.