Saturday, November 09, 2013

RSMC New Delhi & Naming of cyclones

The DD over North Indian ocean near 8.0 Deg North / 52.5 Deg East is monitored by RSMC New Delhi.  RSMC New Delhi is responsible for cyclones forming in North Indian ocean just North of Equator to 23.5 Deg North and West of Malacca strait to East African coast i.e 100 Deg East to 40 Deg East.  I do NOT know why this system [DD] is not named?  The cyclone names from Coloumn FIVE has to be drawn.  It should have been named as "HELEN" . But NOT named. Learned Meteorologists may spell the reason.
After land fall of HAIYAN the easterlies poped in the Bay.

The low pressure near Andaman gives rays of hope for wet weather in TN especially for Chennai though NOT immediately but with in next 2-3 days.

Super Typhoon Haiyan - update, 2pm

Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms ever recorded, strikes Philippines with gusts of up to 200mph (320km/h)
Typhoon Haiyan leaves 100 dead in

Where's Typhoon Haiyan now heading ?
Now heading towards central Vietnam coast, with wind speeds upto 180 kmph, pressure at core is around 949 mb.

"90A" is now "03A" - Depression nearing Somalia coast !

Present location of the Depression is over S-W Arabian sea near Somalia coast.
Location ::  7.92 N , 52.20 E
Pressure :: 998 mb
Wind gusts upto 98 kmph

At present the Depression is showing signs of Weakening as it is very close to Land.
Latest satellite IR at 1pm shows, HEAVY convective activity seen only over its N,N-W,W quadrant.
Heavy rain has pushed into N coast of Somalia.

The system may not become as a named Cyclone before landfall.
Models suggest a slight W-S-W movement expected during next 12 hrs and landfall along central Somalia coast by midnight today, 9-Nov-2013.