Sumary of Lanka declares ‘low’ over South-West Bay, IMD’s call awaited:
- The Sri Lanka Meteorological Department has this (Thursday) morning declared the formation of a low-pressure area over the South-East of Sri Lanka and adjoining South-West Bay of Bengal and lately located over land over the East of the island.
- On Thursday morning, however, it said the preparatory cyclonic circulation lies over the South-West Bay and gave time until the evening for it to gather mass and concentrate into a ‘low’ over the same region.
- Future track of ‘low’ Once confirmed, the ‘low’ is expected to move West-North-West towards Sri Lanka and the adjoining South Tamil Nadu coast.
- The IMD’s short-to-medium guidance puts it on a slow grind and on a course to the West past Sri Lanka into the South-East Arabian Sea before the ‘low’ turns West-North-West towards Lakshadweep along the track cyclone Ockhi took four years ago.
- Satellite pictures on Thursday morning showed the ‘low’/cyclonic circulation parked half over land over South-East Sri Lanka and half over the South-West Bay.
- The IMD has forecast light to moderate scattered/fairly widespread rainfall over Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Yanam, Rayalaseema, South Interior Karnataka, Kerala, Mahe, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal during next five days until Monday.