Weakening of tropical storm Hagibis into a tropical depression in the central Pacific is expected to free up monsoon flows in the Bay of Bengal.

Being concurrently the single predominant feature in the Asian monsoon system, Hagibis has been imparting its disruptive influence over monsoon in India.


The storm was expected to die out after closing in on southeast China coast, but it apparently re-emerged in the sea and drove itself towards Japan.

The Tropical Storm Group of London said Hagibis has since weakened into a depression and has been put away into the far too northern latitudes to be of major bother for India.

The result has been obvious this morning with fresh clouding seen over the country’s west coast, as revealed in the satellite pictures put out by India Met Department.

Also, clouding in the Bay of Bengal is now drawn more towards a persisting cyclonic circulation over the northeast Bay.


Until last night, some of it was looking outside into the West Pacific next door. A major portion of the clouds are now banding around Myanmar to reach out into Northeast India.

This is expected to set them up over East and Northeast India to kick off the widely awaited spell in the region.

The Met has said that it expected the monsoon to enter the remaining parts of the Bay, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, and parts of Gangetic west Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar over next three days.

(This article was published on June 17, 2014)
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