Monday, October 14, 2013

STH stormwatch: Inconsistencies of Meteorological Science.

Though the track predictions and forecast of IMetD during Very Severe Cyclone Phailin seemed almost flawless, we are now seeing variations in what was predicted and what actually happened.
a. SLIDE 1 above states that the Cyclonic storm much after landfall on 12Oct2013 would move north WESTWARDS.

b. SLIDE 2 concedes the storm (now a deep depression) has infact moved north EASTWARDS and would continue to move in that direction.
In keeping with the heavy rainfall warning  over Darjeeling and Sikkim (in slide2) it has been raining continuously over this area since this morning albeit not too heavily (see IR image above)

Praful Rao,
Dist Darjeeling

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