The Department of Meteorology says the depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has turned into a deep depression and lay centered at 1730hrs on Saturday (May 07) near 10.2N and 90.5E.
It is very likely to move north-westwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over southeast Bay of Bengal over the next few hours and further into a severe cyclonic storm over East-central Bay of Bengal by 05.30pm today (08).
There can be very heavy showers or thundershowers, strong winds 70-80 kmph gusting up to 90 kmph associated with high seas over the aforementioned sea areas.
Wind speed can increase up to 70- 80 kmph in sea areas.
Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the sea area bordering latitudes 07N- 16N and longitudes 85E- 95E and the sea areas bounded by 00- 04N, 80E- 95E until further notice.
They are requested to be attentive to future forecasts issued by the Department of Meteorology in this regard.
Those who are out at aforementioned sea regions are advised to return to coasts or move to safer areas immediately.