Cyclone may delay winter in state
A cyclone may obstruct winter from timely entering in the city. The depression on the Bay of Bengal, which will soon be intensified into a cyclone may restrict the chilly breeze gusting above the city.
The location of the depression is near Andaman and Nicobar Island.
The Regional Meteorological Centre – Kolkata has predicted that the depression will hit Gangetic Bengal on Wednesday. It will come via Odisha coast to Bengal.
However, Skymet Weather Services predicted that Coastal Odisha and Gangetic Bengal will start receiving good rains by Thursday evening. This weather system will continue to move in a North-west direction, intensifying further on its way.
Meanwhile Skymet also predicted that Tamil Nadu continues to receive normal Northeast Monsoon rains. On Thursday, Chennai will receive light rainfall.
The well-marked low pressure area will intensify into a depression by Wednesday evening. Fairly widespread rain is expected over Andaman and Nicobar Islands while South Tamil Nadu and Kerala will receive light to moderate rains.
Few places in North Tamil Nadu, interiors and coastal parts of Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh will also receive some rainfall.
Sporadic rainfall is expected on Thursday.
The cyclone Kyant’ on Bay of Bengal lost its strength and failed to shower over the city during Kali Puja. But in this case, if the depression intensified into a cyclone, then only its action can be predicted, said an RMC Kolkata official.
This cyclone is probably not going to be as devastating as earlier cyclones such as Aila, Phailin and Hudhud. Fishermen have been warned not to venture out into the sea.
Phailin had killed 36 people in Odisha in 2013. Cyclones Phailin and Hudhud battered the Odisha coast during the post-monsoon period in 2013 and 2014 respectively.
Commenting on the advent of winter season in Kolkata, the weather scientists said that the rain and the cloud cover had resulted in Celsius disparities like maximum temperatures five degrees below normal and minimum reading five notches above normal. So, it is expected in mid of November.