Monday, October 27, 2008

Bright & Clear ....Diwali!!

Nice to see a clear & suuny Diwali morning...

It's now clear that the present weather system has cleared.

And what next??

Going by the latest satellite pic... a huge mass of high moisture cloud mass is seen over most of south bay.

Whether it'll become as a depression? we'll have to wait till this present weather system clears out.

The latest GFS model from "" suggests, this cloud mass will move to the east and dissipate.

"04B - Rashmi" - crashes inland

Take a look at the latest satellite pic and JWTC projection.

This "rashmi" is quiet a fast mover.... just a day back it was recognized as a cyclone and now it's inland.
Here is some extract from
A cyclone called Rashmi is inching towards coastal Bengal, carrying with it the threat of heavy rain in Calcutta though the city does not fall in the storm’s path projected till late this evening.
The Met office said a deep depression over west-central Bay of Bengal, which caused Saturday’s rain, had intensified into a cyclone and was headed for the Bengal-Bangladesh coast near Sagar Island.
Cyclone Rashmi, rated in the low-intensity Category 1 till this evening, is expected to make landfall between 8 and 9.30am on Monday.
“The cyclone now lies about 350km south of Calcutta and is expected to hit the Bengal-Bangladesh coast on Monday morning. The cyclone has been named Rashmi,” said G.C. Debnath, the director of the weather section at the Regional Meteorological Centre in Alipore.
Met officials said gusty winds at speeds between 60 and 80kmph were expected along the Bengal coast, along “with heavy to very heavy rain” on Monday. Officials also warned of heavy rain in Calcutta.
The officials said tonight that the cyclone was proceeding in a north north-eastern direction and was expected to move into Bangladesh soon after hitting land.
“Calcutta is not in the path of the cyclone. But it will cause rains in the city. We are keeping a close watch on the movement of the cyclone,” an official said. But he added that since 350 kilometres lay between the cyclone and land, a shift in course could not be ruled out.
The district magistrates of East Midnapore, South 24-Parganas, North 24-Parganas and West Midnapore have been asked to take precautionary measures, finance minister Asim Dasgupta said.