Sunday, October 27, 2013

STH stormwatch : More deadly than Cyclone Phailin - persistent LOPAR over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh

After STH first reported this low pressure area (LOPAR) over Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on 21Oct2013, it has hovered steadfastly over the region dumping record amounts of rain and causing death and devastation far exceeding that caused by Cyclone Phailin which after making landfall quickly moved inland.
One week after our report, the system shows no sign of movement as can be seen in the IR image of 27Oct2013 above - it has also  resulted in unseasonal rains and flooding in Kolkata.

Praful Rao,

Dist Darjeeling.

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