The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said. The weather system will turn into a depression over the central Bay of Bengal by Friday morning (May 24)

The morning of May 25, wind speeds will extend to the surrounding areas of the North Bay of Bengal, reaching 60-70 mph to 80 kmph, authorities say

The IMD has also issued a heavy rainfall warning for May 26 and 27. In the coastal districts of West Bengal and adjoining districts of north Odisha

Mizoram, Tripura and South Manipur, light to moderate rainfall is forecasted at most places, with heavy to very heavy rainfall likely at isolated locations on the same dates

The IMD has issued an orange alert for several districts, including Kolkata, Howrah, Nadia and Jhargram, due to expected light to moderate rainfall

Fishermen are advised against going into these areas during this period.

The Andaman Islands will also experience winds with speeds reaching 40-50 kmph, gusting to 60 kmph.

It is likely to coincide with the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on May 25, when the state votes for eight constituencies