The Bay of Bengal storm is likely to turn into a very severe cyclone with winds up to 120 km/hour, according to the IMD chief, Dr M Mohapatra. The Indian weather department has confirmed the formation of a low-pressure system in the southeast Bay of Bengal, marking the start of the cyclone season. The system is expected to develop into a depression on May 9 and become a cyclonic storm on May 10. This comes just days after Cyclone Tauktae battered India's western coast, leaving a trail of destruction and over 100 deaths. The eastern coast has been hit by several severe cyclonic storms in recent years, causing damage to infrastructure, homes and livelihoods. A low-pressure area observed in the Bay of Bengal could soon develop into a cyclonic storm, according to weather officials.