#chennai - 6:48pm, was bright, clear and hot all day. No sign of rain. Is that a kingfisher? Photo at 1pm. #weather
International models predict a fair probability of a fresh low emerging in North-West Bay of Bengal (BoB) during 3rd week of July. If one emerges, rainfall may pickup in the country. But the cavaet is that there is also a potential cyclone expected to develop in South India Ocean near Diego Garcia around the same time that might torpodeo this likely BoB low formation!!! On the face of it, July looks a wash out like June in terms of the monsoon vigour.
Typhoon Neoguri has very rapidly strengthened to Category 4 (Very Severe Cyclone) and expected to hit Category 5 (super Cyclone) strength by tomorrow or latest by Tuesday as it moves through the waters of North-Western Pacific Ocean. This transition to Category 5 is aided by the fact that it is already a very well defined storm and further tracks very warm ocean waters having low wind shear.