Cyclone Roanu becomes a well-marked low, to fade away soon

May 22, 2016 4:00 PM |

Updated on May 22, 2016 03:50 AM (IST): Cyclone Roanu becomes a well-marked low, to fade away soon

The cyclonic storm has now weakened even further. During the last 24 hours, the system first made landfall over Bangladesh and then  weakened into a deep depression. Furthermore, the system weakened into a depression lingering close to Northeast India.

Now, the system has weakened into a well-marked low pressure area and currently lies across Myanmar and adjoining Nagaland. Rains over Northeast India will also reduce. Gradually, the weather system will fade away and become insignificant.

Updated on May 22, 2016 11:05 AM (IST): Cyclone Roanu weakens into a depression

The cyclonic storm Roanu which had wreaked havoc over several areas of Peninsular India and further over eastern coast of the country has now weakened into a depression.

The system weakened into a deep depression at about 8:30 pm on Saturday over Mizoram and then became a depression at around 5:30 am on Sunday over Imphal.

Now, the system will have no over the East Coast and eastern parts of the country. However, Northeast India will continue to receive heavy rain during the next 12 hours. Areas including Nagaland, Manipur, and Mizoram will be particularly affected.

The system is further expected to move east-northeastwards and weaken into a well-marked low pressure area and become less marked thereafter.

Updated on May 21, 2016 05:40 PM (IST): Cyclone Roanu makes landfall over Bangladesh coast

Cyclone Roanu made landfall over Bangladesh coast on the evening of May 21. The tropical storm had crossed north of Chittagong coast around 5:30 pm.

Flooding rains accompanied with squally winds of 65 kmph -75 kmph gusting up to 85 kmph are already lashing the coastal areas of the country. Sandip, Hatia, Feni, and Sita Kundu are the worst affected places.

Flood alert has also been issued for the coastal districts such as Chittagong, Payra and Mongla.

The system will continue to move in east-northeast direction and is likely to lose its strength as it further moves over the land mass.

We expect to it to weaken into deep depression during the next few hours and later into a depression by late Saturday night.

The system has also put Northeast India on alert as rains will now start increasing significantly over northeastern states of Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, Nagaland, Lower Assam and Meghalaya. We can expect heavy to very heavy rain during this period.

Few places might also see extremely heavy showers leading to floods.


Updated on May 21, 2016 02:00 PM (IST): Cyclone Roanu to hit Bangladesh coast anytime soon

Cyclone Roanu has moved further in northeast direction and is lying about 100 km of southeast Bangladesh coast. The system is expected to make landfall during the next three hours i.e. around 5:30 pm near Chittagong coast in Bangladesh.

With this system nearing the mainland, we are expecting heavy to very rain and thundershowers over Bangladesh. Squally winds of damaging potential with speed of 70 kmph-80 kmph gusting up to 100 kmph can be witnessed over the coastal areas.

Bay-Of-Bengal-CycloneAfter hitting the coast, the cyclone will weaken significantly and will travel across Northeast India as a well-marked low pressure only.

In India, Tripura will initially start witnessing heavy showers. Thereafter, rain belt will also cover other parts of the region and rains will intensify over Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Lower Assam during next 24 hours.


Updated on May 21, 2016 08:00 AM (IST): Cyclone Roanu retains strength, to make landfall in 36 hours

Cyclone Roanu in northwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal continues to move east-northeastwards at pace of 25 kmph. Retaining its strength, the cyclonic storm is likely to skirt Odisha and West Bengal and finally make a landfall over Bangladesh coast by the evening of May 21.

It is presently centered at Latitude 20.3°N and Longitude 88.2°E, around 160 km east of Paradip in Odisha and 440 km southwest of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The system will continue to pour heavy to very heavy rain and thundershowers over the coastal areas of Odisha and Gangetic West Bengal including Kolkata during next 24 hours. Few places are also expected to record extremely heavy showers as well.

Rains will also increase significantly over northeastern states of Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura, Lower Assam and Meghalaya. All the states are likely to record heavy to very heavy rains during next 36 hours.

Damaging high velocity winds of 80 kmph -90 kmph gusting up to 100 kmph will be blowing over region.

Sea will continue to be rough and fishermen and locals are advised against venturing into the sea along and off Odisha and West Bengal coast.


Updated on May 20, 2016 02:00 PM (IST): Cyclone Roanu retains strength, may form severe cyclone

Cyclone Roanu in westcentral Bay of Bengal has moved further northeastwards but continues to retain its strength as a cyclonic storm.

It is now centered at Latitude 18°N and Longitude 84.2°E, around 40 km south-southeast of Kalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and 365 km south-southwest Paradip, Odisha.

The cyclone is moving at a fast pace of 25 kmph, along and off the North Andhra and Odisha Coast.


According to Skymet Weather, Cyclone Roanu still stands a chance to strengthen into a severe cyclone but present weather conditions and cloud configurations are indicating that system may not gather as much of strength as it was indicating initially.

According to Skymet Weather, the cyclone is likely to enter into relatively cold waters which may not allow it to intensify much. Moreover, increasing proximity to land mass will also affect its strength. Third, the faster the system travels, the less time its gets for intensification.

We expect Roanu to make a landfall over Bangladesh between evening of May 21 and early morning of May 22.

Till then, North Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha remains on high alert as we can expect heavy to extremely heavy rains during the next 24 hours. Particularly over areas such as Kalingapatnam, Gopalpur and Paradip.

As it moves forward, intensity of rains will also increase over Gangetic West Bengal including Kolkata and northeastern states of Lower Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. Both the region are likely to witness heavy to very rain in next 24 hours.

High-velocity winds of damaging potential will be blowing over the respective region, especially along the coast.

The trail of the system will continue to pour some good showers over South Coastal Andhra as well.

Updated on May 20, 2016 07:00 AM (IST): Cyclone Roanu intensifies, to form severe cyclone shortly

Cyclone Roanu in westcentral Bay of Bengal continues to gain strength, while moving in northeast direction along and off the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast.

At present, the system is centered at Latitude 16.4°N and Longitude 82.6°E, around 70 km east-southeast Kakinada and 160 km south-southwest Visakhapatnam. The system is moving at a speed of 14 kmph.

According to Skymet Weather, the atmospheric conditions are showing that Roanu is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm anytime now.

The cyclone has already battered South Coastal Andhra Pradesh districts during last 24 hours, with Machilipatnam recording extremely heavy showers of 68 mm till 6:30 am on Friday. This was followed by Visakhapatnam at 76 mm.

On Friday, heavy to very heavy rains are expected to lash parts of Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, with few places may recording extremely heavy showers as well. Squally winds of 80 kmph - 90 kmph gusting up to 110 kmph can be seen blowing over the region.

Besides this, Gangetic West Bengal including Kolkata will also see some good rains with isolated very heavy rainfall over many places.

Both rains and winds are of damaging potential, especially over low lying areas. Sea conditions will be very rough and fishermen and locals are advised against venturing out in the sea for at least next 48 hours.


Updated on May 19, 2016 02:00 PM (IST): Cyclone Roanu intensifies, to form severe cyclone soon

Cyclone Roanu has gained more strength and has further moved in north-northeast direction along and off the Andhra Pradesh coast.

It is now centered at Latitude 15.6°N and Longitude 81.6°E, around 85 km south-southeast Machilipatnam and around 290 km south-southwest Visakhapatnam.

The system is moving at a pace of 15 kmph and as per the weather conditions, the system is likely to intensify into a severe cyclone during next 12 hours.

The system has already started giving heavy to extremely heavy rain and thundershowers along with squally winds over several parts of Andhra Pradesh such as Nellore and Vijaywada.

According to Skymet Weather, Roanu is likely to move in northeast direction and make landfall over Bangladesh coast by night of May 21 or early morning of May 22. However at the time of landfall, the system may weaken slightly and strike as a cyclonic storm only.


Updated on May 19, 2016 11:00 AM (IST): Cyclone Roanu forms in Bay of Bengal

The deep depression in Bay of Bengal has concentrated into the cyclonic storm Roanu during the early morning hours of May 19.

The system is presently centered at Latitude 15.1°N and Longitude 81.4°E, around 125 km east-southeast of Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

The system will be now moving in north-northeast direction and is likely to make landfall over Bangladesh later on.

According to Skymet Weather, cloud configurations and atmospheric conditions are indicating that system may further intensify into a severe cyclonic storm during the next 24 hours.

With Cyclone Roanu in close proximity of East Coast, we can expect flooding rain and thundershowers to lash coastal parts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on Thursday.

Places such as Ongole, Kalingapatnam, Visakhapatnam, Kakinada, and Machilipatnam are expected to record very heavy to extremely heavy rainfall throughout the day.

High-velocity winds with speed of 80 kmph - 90 kmph gusting up to 120 kmph will be blowing over the coastal region. The ongoing activity has a great damaging potential over the affected areas.

According to Skymet Weather, Andhra Pradesh could witness far more severe weather activity than in Tamil Nadu.

Kakinada has already witnessed record-breaking rains of 174 mm in last 24 hours, which is highest in last 10 years. This was followed by Bapatla at 134 mm.

This system has also been responsible for the onset of Southwest Monsoon over parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

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