‘Lehar’ may follow Helen shortly

Published on : Saturday, November 23, 2013

downloadThe impact of the severe cyclonic storm Helen aren’t over yet or could even be analysed, before another depression, now situated 450 km south-east of Port Blair, is likely to develop and turn into a severe cyclonic storm by November 27 midnight or November 28 morning.

If it does intensify into a severe cyclonic storm, it will be named “Lehar”, officials at the Meteorological Department informed.On the Asian circuit, it was India’s turn to name the cyclone from the list of assigned names.Phailin was named by Thailand and Helen by Bangladesh.

“This depression is also very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm. According to our preliminary report it will have the same impact as Helen and will affect the Kakinada coast,” informed S.V.S.S. Ramakrishna, head of department, Department of Meteorology and Oceanology, Andhra University.

“November is the peak month for tropical cyclones and the situation is very favourable for the formation of systems,” he said.M. Narsimha Rao, assistant meteorologist at the Meteorological Centre, Hyderabad said that compared to the Arabian Sea, the frequency of the formation of systems is more in the Bay of Bengal.“October to December is the post-monsoon period which is also one of the reasons behind the cyclones,” he said.

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