Forecasted Low Pressure on Nov 29 to become Cyclone Jawad over Bay of Bengal? Here’s what models indicate

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure area is likely to form over the south Andaman Sea around November 29 and later intensify into a cyclonic storm over Bay of Bengal, indicated weather models. The system will be named as Cyclone Jawad if it intensifies into a cyclonic storm.

“Majority of the models indicate emergence of a low pressure system from Gulf of Thailand over south Andaman Sea around November 29 with initial west-northwestward movement and intensification into depression and cyclonic storm, subsequently,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

“However, there is large divergence among various models w.r.t. date of formation of depression and direction of movement. GFS group of models is indicating formation of depression around 30th November and NCUM group & ECMWF are indicating formation of depression around 2nd December. Hence, low probability is assigned to formation of depression over Bay of Bengal around 1st December,” the agency said.

The Bay of Bengal may witness another cyclonic storm as environmental conditions are favourable for the same.

As per Skymet Weather Services, environmental conditions will support intensification of the forecasted system. Two decisive factors– sea surface temperature and wind shear– will help in the growth and sustenance of the system for few days, after the formation of low pressure area.

Such perturbation over the oceanic surface has the potential to become tropical storm. Climatology and the seasonal aspects also favor formation of storm around this time of the year, said Skymet.

Northeast monsoon season usually witnesses one or two storms originating over Andaman Sea or an offshoot of remnant system from Gulf of Thailand. However, the maiden storm is yet to form during the season, this year. Hence, the possibility of the cyclone formation is fairly high, it said.

Such storms generally head towards Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Also, some of them reach close to the coast and start recurving, it added.

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