Bhubaneswar, Nov. 22 -- Bhubaneswar: The low pressure area over southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal has become well marked low pressure area and persists over the same region, said India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday.

As per the latest IMD bulletin, the system is likely to concentrate into a depression over Southwest Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours.

Though Odisha will not be affected, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts have been put on alert.

"It is very likely to move north-west-wards and cross Tamil Nadu and Puducherry coasts between Karaikal and Mahabalipuram around November 25 noon/afternoon," said IMD.

Low pressure area over sw and adj...