Yesterday’s deep depression over East-Central Bay of Bengal has run into a battery of stiff dry winds blowing from land, rapidly weakening it.

The system runs the risk of getting dissipated over the region during the course of the day, US forecasting agencies said.

Dry winds blowing in are preventing moisture from the southeast from banding together around the system, they said.

But US Navy’s Joint Typhoon Warning Centre said the system would be watched for signs for regeneration/intensification.

This is basically because sea-surface temperature regime currently obtaining is around the threshold (27.5 deg Celsius and above) required to host storms.

vinson.kurian@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on November 19, 2012)
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