Monday, May 29, 2017

Depression over Bay of Bengal to bring early monsoo

Meteorological Department says the onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to advance further due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal, which is expected to turn into a severe cyclonic storm by tonight. 

Talking to AIR, Director General of India Meteorological Department, KJ Ramesh said the deep depression would help in the advancement of monsoon over Kerala and northeast India. He said, the deep depression is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by tonight and cross Chittagong by the noon tomorrow. 

This will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall in Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland. Several parts of Odisha are also likely to experience rain or thunderstorm in the next 24 hours under the impact of a depression concentrated over the Bay of Bengal. 

The Bhubaneswar MeT office today said wind speeds may reach up to 60 kilometer per hour and it may turn into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 12 hours.

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