Low Pressure forms over Bay of Bengal, likely to become more marked

Bhubaneswar: A Low Pressure Area has formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining coastal areas of West Bengal under the influence of a cyclonic circulation, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

The system is likely to become more marked during the next 24 hours, it said.

On the other hand, remnant of Cyclone Gulab is likely to re-intensify over Arabian Sea, the IMD forecasted. The system is likely to emerge into northeast Arabian Sea and adjoining Gujarat coast around 30th September evening and there is likelihood for the system to further intensify over northeast Arabian Sea during the subsequent 24 hours.

The situation where a single system in the Northern Indian Ocean can create two cyclones is not unprecedented.

The IMD records show that the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm (VSCS) Gaja in November 2018 over the Bay of Bengal had crossed over Tamil Nadu coast as VSCS on November 15, 2018; weakened into a Depression over land and re-emerged as a Depression over South-East Arabian Sea on November 16, 2018 and then re-intensified into a Deep Depression over Arabian Sea on November 17, 2018 to become a well-marked LPA (WML) over the south-eastern Arabian Sea on November 19 that year.

“In case of re-intensification of the remnant, a new name is given to the system, IMD said.

While it is not rare to have cyclones or cyclonic storms in September — India has two seasons for cyclones, pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (October to December) — it is not even that common, a scientist of the IMD said.

(With IANS inputs)

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