Cyclone Mandous: Deep Depression Forms Over Bay Of Bengal
Bhubaneswar: The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal has concentrated into a deep depression and is likely to further intensify into a cyclonic storm by Wednesday evening, India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed.
“The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 12 kmph during past 06 hours, intensified into a Deep Depression and lay centred at 5.30 am, on December 7, 2022 over Southeast & adjoining Southwest Bay of Bengal, near latitude 8.6°N and longitude 86.4°E, about 570 km east of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), about 710 km eastsoutheast of Jaffna (Sri Lanka), about 770 km east-southeast of Karaikal and about 830 km southeast of Chennai,” IMD tweeted.
“It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify further gradually into a cyclonic storm around December 7 evening and reach Southwest Bay of Bengal off north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts by December 8 morning. It will continue to move west-northwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu-Puducherry & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts during subsequent 48 hours,” the IMD said in its bulletin.
As per the data, the system will continue to move as a cyclonic storm till December 9 and weaken into a deep depression on December 10. Subsequently, it will weaken into a depression on the same day.
Notably, some projections suggest that this system will decline into a ‘depression’ again before making landfall around Puducherry on Friday afternoon (December 9).