End of Cyclone Season for the Indian Seas

January 1, 2019 12:13 PM |

Cyclone Article

The Indian Seas have remained hot activity centres this year and as a result, cyclones have formed in almost all the seasons- pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon. Basically, the favorite period for cyclones to occur is pre-monsoon and post-monsoon. It is very important to have favorable sea conditions for the cyclones to take place. Like the Sea Surface Temperatures (SSTs) should be more than 26 degree Celsius for cyclones to form. The frequency of Cyclones has been more this year. The Cyclones were witnessed during Monsoon as well, which is not very common. Talking about Indian Seas, cyclones had formed both in Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea. Also, the remnants of the cyclone formed in Pacific Ocean also moved further towards Bay of Bengal as a low-pressure area and regenerating further into a cyclone in Bay of Bengal. Like Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, the Indian Seas also have no official bounds for cyclones to form. But, the months of January, February and March generally don't see cyclones. This year we have recorded seven cyclones which also included severe cyclones as well. As per the experts, the tropical cyclones are more complex to predict in terms of intensity, track and landfall (location and time).

According to the models, a well-marked low-pressure area is to be seen in the Philippines Sea. It is likely to cross as a cyclonic storm over Philippines to South China Sea. This system will likely head towards Bay of Bengal across Vietnam, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. As per Skymet Weather's Meteorologist, Mr. G.P. Sharma, and the models also indicate that the system will re-curve at Thailand and will move towards the higher altitudes towards China. There are chances that it might just weaken before approaching Bay of Bengal around January 4.

Therefore, this tells us that the system will not be good enough to strengthen and no threat is foreseen. Thus, we can conclude by saying that Cyclone Phethai announces the end of cyclone period.

Image Credit: Deccan Chronicle

Please Note: Any information picked from here must be attributed to skymetweather.com

For accurate weather forecast and updates, download Skymet Weather (Android App | iOS App) App.

Weather Forecast

Other Latest Stories

Weather on Twitter
18 अक्तूबर से 20 अक्तूबर के बीच पश्चिमी पंजाब में खासकर अमृतसर, तरण तारण, फ़िरोज़पुर, फ़रीदकोट, फाजिल्का, श्री मुक्… t.co/dH6mDZ7JWV
Tuesday, October 15 15:30Reply
In the absence of a cyclonic storm, we are likely to see the onset of Northeast #Monsoon2019 early this time, which… t.co/fXrtl7ghqi
Tuesday, October 15 15:27Reply
नैऋत्य मॉन्सूनप्रमाणेच ईशान्य मॉन्सूनच्या आगमनास एक निकष आहे. तामिळनाडू, आंध्र प्रदेशचा किनारी भाग, रायलसीमा, दक्षि… t.co/BGuZKZkHVC
Tuesday, October 15 15:00Reply
Our meteorologists have predicted that #rains are going to reappear around October 19. On October 20 and 21, there… t.co/RnepA6m87Y
Tuesday, October 15 14:40Reply
Although Southwest #Monsoon has withdrawn, #rains are not yet over and done with #Mumbai. The weather models are su… t.co/AG5Yd01n5Y
Tuesday, October 15 14:26Reply
According to our experts, a feeble Low-Pressure Area may develop in the Bay of Bengal off #TamilNadu coast around O… t.co/3H07lV5EfT
Tuesday, October 15 14:23Reply
Already as a precursor to the Northeast #Monsoon, the #TamilNadu coast is witnessing good amount of rain. In a span… t.co/L86rw74kxC
Tuesday, October 15 14:00Reply
The withdrawal of Southwest #Monsoon is nearly complete and the conditions are favourable for the arrival of Northe… t.co/OQ6RKfprsB
Tuesday, October 15 13:48Reply
Check out the day and night temperatures for major cities of India on October 15. #WeatheringWithYout.co/RQLXrDuVsg
Tuesday, October 15 12:53Reply
Isolated #rains are likely in #Telangana, South #Konkan, and #Goa, #Odisha, South #Chhattisgarh as well as Northeas… t.co/Iz5gjDGV84
Tuesday, October 15 11:30Reply

latest news

Skymet weather

Download the Skymet App

Our app is available for download so give it a try