According to the observations at 21:30 hrs MST yesterday, the Deep Depression over the North Bay of Bengal has moved West-Northwest wards and crossed West Bengal and adjoining North Odisha coast between Balasore and Sagar Islands, close to Digha (India).
It is forecast to move West-Northwest wards and cross West Bengal and Odisha and Jharkhand towards North Chhattisgarh during the next 24 hrs and weaken gradually.
Due to the depression, rain or thundershowers will be fairly widespread to widespread in Bago, Yangon, Ayeyawady and Taninthayi Regions and Chin, Rakhine, Kayin and Mon States with the likelihood of isolated heavy falls and strong wind from yesterday night to the next 24 hrs. Occasionally squalls with rough seas will be experienced in the Gulf of Mottama, Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast. Surface wind speed in squalls may reach 40 mph.
Wave height will be about 9-13 feet in the Gulf of Mottama, Deltaic, off and along Rakhine Coast.
People should be aware of heavy rainfalls with strong winds, natural disasters such as flash floods and landslides in hilly areas and near small rivers and inland water transport and domestic flight. – DMH/ GNLM