Sunday, December 8, 2013

STH stormwatch (08/09Dec2013) : Severe cyclone 'MADI' update

'MADI' meaning 'Ray' in Maldivian, is the fourth cyclone (after Phailin, Helen, Lehar) to have formed in the Bay of Bengal in the last 2 months - it is also the fifth named cyclone in the bay in 2013.
As per IMD :

'Severe Cyclonic storm 'MADI' over southwest Bay of Bengal would intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic storm during the next 24 hrs. It would move slowly nearly northwards'

Update of 09Dec2013

' The Very Severe Cyclone ‘MADI’ …would gradually weaken from tomorrow and move northwards slowly for 36h and then west south westwards. '

Praful Rao
Dist Darjeeling.

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