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Southeast coast stares at another cyclone: IMD

If the depression develops into a cyclone, it would be called Ashobaa – a name suggested by Sri Lanka, one of the eight countries the IMD issues cyclone advisories to.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Nov 06, 2014, 05.26 AM IST
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If the depression develops into a cyclone, it would be called Ashobaa – a name suggested by Sri Lanka, one of the eight countries the IMD issues cyclone advisories to.
If the depression develops into a cyclone, it would be called Ashobaa – a name suggested by Sri Lanka, one of the eight countries the IMD issues cyclone advisories to.
NEW DELHI: The southeast coast is at risk of facing another cyclone, as a weather system that has developed over the Bay of Bengal could intensify into a deep depression.

The Met department said it was early to say if it would develop into a cyclone and was watching its movement.

If the depression develops into a cyclone, it would be called Ashobaa – a name suggested by Sri Lanka, one of the eight countries the India Meteorological Department issues cyclone advisories to. After this, another weather system is moving towards the Andaman Sea from Gulf of Thailand and is likely to reach by the weekend, meteorologists said. As per the Met department, heavy rainfall is likely over Andaman and Nicobars in the next two days, with wind speed of 45-55 kmph, gusting to 65 kmph. “It’s still too early to comment if it will become a cyclone.

We are currently warning of heavy rains over Andaman and Nicobar,” said Mrutunjay Mohapatra, chief of the department’s cyclone warning division. A depression is a tropical disturbance which has maximum surface winds of 32-50 kmph. Once the wind speed reaches 51-59 kmph, it becomes deep depression, and at 60 kmph, it is classified as cyclonic storm.

GP Sharma, vice-president of meteorology at Skymet Weather Services, a private weather forecaster, said the prevailing system would weaken gradually over the next 48 hours. The US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Center in Hawaii said the area of convection was about 390 nautical miles southeast of Visakhapatnam.

October and November are the peak months for development of cyclones over the Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea, and, on an average, five cyclones develop every year.This year has seen three so far, Nanauk in June and Hudhud and Nilofar in October.

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