North East Monsoon has been quite vocal since its onset, stamping its authority and its presence to be heard loud and clear. The monsoon vocal chords have been in top shape and has been well and truly active showering in much needed precipitation melody over coastal TN and South AP. This trend is set to set to continue with spells of varied intensity lashing the coastal regions of the state and pockets of interior TN and South AP over the next few days.
The trough of low at mean sea level over southwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal off TN coast is seen persisting and an embedded cyclonic circulation over Gulf of Mannar & neighbourhood giving company. This synoptic activity will aid in pumping the required moisture and the resultant rains over the said region.
Chennai – An overcast morning with on and off rain spells is very likely over the region. The day high will continue to hover around the mid 20’s
Coimbatore – Cloudy and thunderstorms in spots. Day high of around 26 degrees likely to prevail.
Madurai – Possible showers likely over the region . Day max expected to peak around 28 degrees.
Trichy – Overcast with chances of thunderstorm over the area. Few spells could be moderate to heavy. Day high of 26 degrees.
Vellore – Generally cloudy with probability of thunderstorm over the area. A day high of 26 degrees.
NEM Fact & Figure # 15
The Great Bhola cyclone remains the deadliest tropical cyclone ever recorded and one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern times. Nearly 500,000 people lost their lives in the storm, primarily as a result of the storm surge that flooded much of the low-lying islands of the Ganges Delta. The cyclone formed over the central Bay of Bengal on 8th November, 1970 and travelled north, intensifying as it did so. It reached its peak with winds of 185 km/h (115 mph) on November 11, and made landfall on the coast of Bangladesh the following afternoon.