It also stated that the sea conditions would be rough between May 17 and 20.
"#CycloneAmphan to move along east caost of #India. Brushing #Andhra and #Odisha coast. Latest track is heading to #Gangetic West #Bengal. Sea conditions will be rough between May 17 and 20," tweeted Mahesh Palawat, the vice president of Skymet Weather.
Skymet in its advisory also stated that the low-pressure area is likely to "intensify" into a depression in the next 24 hours and further to a "cyclonic storm" in the subsequent 24 hours.
The system will be initially moving northwestward and come abeam Chennai, at a distance of nearly 600 kiolmeters by May 16.