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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the first cyclonic storm following the monsoon is likely to form over the west-central Bay of Bengal around the weekend and will affect the coasts of north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and West Bengal. However, the exact location of its landfall is still unknown. The cyclone will be known as Sitrang once it has formed.

The head of IMD's cyclone monitoring branch, Ananda Kumar Das, claimed that during the past 20 years, cyclones in the post-monsoon season have been more severe than those in the pre-monsoon season. "So, we anticipate that this system will likewise get more intense."

By Saturday morning over Central Bay of Bengal, a low-pressure area was expected to form over the southeast and adjacent east-central Bay of Bengal, move west-northwest, and consolidate into a depression. IMD predicted that it would most likely intensify into a cyclone over the western Bay of Bengal later.

According to Das, there is now a great deal of disagreement among models on the cyclone's location. However, the majority of them suggest that the location is most likely somewhere between the beaches of north Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal. On October 25 [Tuesday], it is predicted to reach landfall, although as of today [Tuesday], there is no predicted position because the system has not yet matured.