Cyclone Gulab has finally come up roses for Odisha. The low-pressure area that was about to form on Sept 27-28 from the remnants of a system that will cross over to the northeast Bay of Bengal, will not be a reality now. However, it is for the cyclone, the monsoon has again become active in the Andaman seas.
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The atmospheric pressure of the Bay of Bengal will rise to 1008 Mb in the next 72 hours, when the normal mean level sea pressure for September month is estimated at around 1009Mb, preventing the formation of any fresh low pressure area for the next 120 hours.
However, as a consequence of the system, the monsoon is now strong over the Andaman sea and south bay and weak elsewhere in the Bay of Bengal. Weather experts cite this as the reason for the non-formation of low pressure area in the coming 120 hours.
With the monsoon becoming active in the Andaman seas and southern bay, thunderous cloud systems are predicted in the region. In the first week of October, a low pressure area will form very close to the southern Andhra Pradesh- North Tamil Nadu. The system is predicted to bring heavy rainfall in peninsular India.
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As per leading met models, a cyclonic system will cross Thailand and merge into the Andaman seas around October 8. The system will develop into a low pressure area later.
The model predictions show the low pressure system later moving towards the northern Bay of Bengal, and may grow into a depression. The forecasts show the intensified system crossing the West Bengal coast around Sundarbans.
Under the impact of the system, north Odisha may record very heavy rainfall between Oct 8-10 - during the sacred Durga Puja Festivities.