The Bay of Bengal is witnessing the development of a cyclonic storm named Michaung, expected to form on December 1, originating from a low-pressure system over the Andaman Sea. The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has issued alerts, forecasting widespread rainfall in Tamil Nadu throughout December.
The storm’s genesis lies in a low-pressure area forming over the south Andaman Sea and the adjoining Malacca Strait. This system is projected to move northwestwards, concentrating into a depression over the southeast Bay of Bengal by November 29. Over the subsequent 48 hours, the depression is anticipated to intensify into a cyclonic storm.
Despite advancements in meteorological technology, uncertainties prevail in predicting the precise movement of cyclonic systems. Currently, the cyclonic storm is approximately 400 kilometers away, making it challenging to accurately forecast rainfall distribution until the low-pressure intensifies over the Bay of Bengal in the next two days. P Senthamarai Kannan, Director of Area Cyclone Center, RMC, emphasized the existing variations in the system’s movement.
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As the system hovers over the south Andaman, it is expected to bring light to moderate rainfall across the region for the next two days. The potential intensification into Cyclone Michaung raises concerns about its impact on Tamil Nadu, with the likelihood of widespread rainfall in December.
Cyclone Michaung’s development underscores the dynamic nature of weather patterns in the Bay of Bengal. Residents and authorities in the affected regions are advised to stay updated on meteorological alerts and take necessary precautions as the cyclonic storm unfolds in the coming days.