Wednesday, May 29, 2013
STH stormwatch (29May2013) : Depression in the Bay of Bengal -(02/2013)
The second (02/2013) depression of 2013 has just formed in the (north) Bay of Bengal. An excerpt from the IMetD website is placed below :-
Bulletin No.: BOB 02/2013/02
Sub: Depression over north Bay of Bengal.
The depression over north Bay of Bengal moved northward and lay centred at 1130hrs IST of today, the 29thMay 2013 near latitude 21.50N and longitude 89.50E, about 90 km southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh) and 160 km southeast of Kolkata. The system would move northwards and cross Bangladesh coast near long. 89.50E, about 70 km west of Khepupara within a few hours.
Under the influence of this system, rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would occur over Gangetic West Bengal, Mizoram and Tripura during next 24 hrs.
Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls would also occur over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur and sub-Himalyan West Bengal on 30 th and 31 stMay 2013.
Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail along
and off West Bengal coast during next 24 hrs. Sea condition will be rough to very rough along and off West Bengal coast during this period.
Fishermen of West Bengal coast are advised not to venture into the sea during next 24 hrs.
The next bulletin will be issued at 2030 hrs IST of today, the 29thMay, 2013.