Andaman Islands/ Thailand/ Myanmar/ India: Tropical Depression 29W 071500Z nr 11.3N 99.9E, moving NNW 07 kt (JTWC) – Updated 07 Nov 2017 1925z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression TWENTYNINE 29W

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT  071200Z IS 6 FEET. – JTWC

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

Tropical Depression 29W (Twentynine) Warning #06
Issued at 07/1500Z

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WTPN31 PGTW 071500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL DEPRESSION 29W (TWENTYNINE) WARNING NR 006
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHWESTPAC
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
071200Z — NEAR 11.2N 100.3E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 335 DEGREES AT 07 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 025 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
REPEAT POSIT: 11.2N 100.3E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
080000Z — 11.7N 98.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 290 DEG/ 10 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
081200Z — 12.4N 96.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 09 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
090000Z — 12.9N 95.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 10 KTS

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
091200Z — 13.4N 93.2E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER
VECTOR TO 72 HR POSIT: 285 DEG/ 09 KTS

72 HRS, VALID AT:
101200Z — 14.3N 89.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 020 KT, GUSTS 030 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER WATER

REMARKS:
071500Z POSITION NEAR 11.3N 99.9E.
TROPICAL DEPRESSION 29W (TWENTYNINE), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 150 NM
SOUTH OF BANGK0K, THAILAND, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT 07
KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT
071200Z IS 6 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 072100Z, 080300Z, 080900Z AND
081500Z./
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TROPICAL STORM RISK (TSR)

NW Pacific: Storm Alert issued at 6 Nov, 2017 6:00 GMT

Tropical Depression TWENTYNINE is currently located near 8.3 N 102.5 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 25kts (29 mph). TWENTYNINE is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Green Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Thailand
        probability for TS is 45% in about 24 hours
    Myanmar
        probability for TS is 45% in about 24 hours
Green Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Chumphon (10.5 N, 99.2 E)
        probability for TS is 45% in about 24 hours
    Prachuap Khiri Khan (11.8 N, 99.8 E)
        probability for TS is 40% in about 24 hours
    Ranong (10.0 N, 98.6 E)
        probability for TS is 35% in about 36 hours

Note that
Green Alert (Low) is TS to between 31% and 50% probability.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION WARNING
TC TRACKS
VN Track 29w 07
TROPICAL DEPRESSION WARNING

Analysis positions and Intensities

Local time (GMT+7)

Date

Position

Classification

Maximum sustained wind

19 Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10.9 100.1 TD 50 km/hour

Forecast positions and Intensities

Local time (GMT+7)

Date

Position

Classification

Maximum sustained wind

19 Wednesday, November 08, 2017 12.7 96.3 TD 56 km/hour
Notes for the picture:
Areas of probability wind greater than 6 Beauforts
Areas of probability wind greater than 10 Beauforts
Possible passing areas of TC center
Past positions of TC
Forecast positions of TC
Past positions of TD
Forecast positions of TD
*The next Forecast Track Map will be issued by 3:30 AM wednesday, November 07, 2017
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METAREA8N / HIGH_SEAS_FORECAST / 1800 

FQIN01 DEMS 071800
GMDSS BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N), NORTH OF EQUATOR
VALID FOR 24/48 HOURS FROM 1800 UTC 07 NOVEMBERBER 2017.

PART-I: NO STORM WARNING
PART:-II
THE TROUGH OF LOW AT MEAN SEA LEVEL FROM COMORIN AREA TO EASTCENTRAL ARABIAN SEA ACROSS LAKSHADWEEP AREA PERSISTS.
THE CYCLONIC CIRCULATION OVER SOUTHEAST ARABIAN SEA OFF SOUTH KERALA COAST EXTENDING UPTO 3.6 KM ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL PERSISTS.
THE LOW PRESSURE AREA OVER MALAY PENINSULA AND ADJOINING ANDAMAN SEA. WITH ASSOCIATED CYCLONIC CIRCULATION EXTENDING UPTO 5.8 KM
ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL PERSISTS. IT IS LIKELY TO BECOME MORE MARKED DURING NEXT 48 HOURS.

A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)W OF 65 DEG E SW-LY 05/10 KTS
BEC NE/E-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE N OF 4 DEG N(.)
2)E OF 65 DEG E :NW/W-LY 05/10 KTS BEC W-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE
S OF 5 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER: 1)S OF 5 DEG N :FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)E OF 72 DEG E TO N OF 5 DEG E FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
3)REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 1)S OF 5 DEG N :4-3 NM (.)
2)E OF 72 DEG E TO N OF 5 DEG E 4-3 NM (.)
3)REST AREA 8-6 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-1 MTR (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:1)W OF 65 DEG E:SW-LY 05/15 KTS BEC CYCLONIC 05/10 KTS TO THE N OF 5 DEG N (.)
2)E OF 65 DEG E :NNW-LY 05/10 KTS BEC W-LY 05/15 KTS TO THE
S OF 5 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER:-1)S OF 5 DEG N :WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)E OF 70 DEG E TO N OF 5 DEG N:FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
3)REST AREA :SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-1)S OF 5 DEG N :3-2 NM (.)
2)E OF 70 DEG E TO N OF 5 DEG N:4-3 NM (.)
3)REST AREA :6-4 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-2 MTR (.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:1)S OF 20 DEG N TO 15 DEG N AND
W OF 70 DEG E:NE-LY 05/10 KTS BEC E-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE W OF 65 DEG E (.)
2)S OF 15 DEG N TO W OF 70 DEG E:NE-LY 05/10 KTS BEC
SE-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE W OF 63 DEG E (.)
3)S OF 20 DEG N TO E OF 70 DEG N :NE-LY 05/10 KTS BEC
NW-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE S OF 15 DEG N(.)
4)N OF 20 DEG N ANTI-CYCLONIC 05/10 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER:1)S OF 18 DEG N TO W OF 65 DEG E :
FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
2)S OF 18 DEG N TO E OF 65 DEG E :SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
3)REST AREA FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-1)S OF 18 DEG N TO W OF 65 DEG E :4-3 NM(.)
2)S OF 18 DEG N TO E OF 65 DEG E :6-4 NM (.)
3)REST AREA 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-1 MTR (.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:1)N OF 20 DEG N:ANTI-CYCLONIC 05/10 KTS(.)
2)S OF 20 DEG N : NNE-LY 05/10 KTS BEC NW-LY 05/10 KTS
TO THE S OF 12 DEG N TO E OF 66 DEG E(.)
II)WEATHER:1)S OF 18 DEG N SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
2)REST AREA FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY:1)S OF 18 DEG N :6-4 NM (.)
2)REST AREA 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-1 MTR (.)
BOB A3-BAY OF BENGAL:EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N BETWEEN E OF 80 DEG
E AND WEST OF 10 DEG N/98 DEG 30 MIN E TO 6 DEG N/95 DEG
E AND THENCE S-WARDS TO EQUATOR(.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)N OF 5 DEG N NW/N-LY 05/10 KTS BEC
CYCLONIC 05/15 KTS TO THE E OF 85 DEG E (.)
2)S OF 5 DEG N NW/W-LY 05/15 KTS BEC SW/W-LY 05/20 KTS TO THE E
OF 82 DEG E (.)
II)WEATHER:-WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-3-2 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-3 MTR (.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)S OF 5 DEG N:W/SW-LY 10/20 KTS (.)
2)N OF 5 DEG N:NNW-LY 05/20 KTS BEC CYCLONIC 05/15 KTS TO
THE E OF 85 DEG E (.)
II)WEATHER:-WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:3-2 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-3 MTR (.)
BOB: A4: BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION: N/NE-LY 05/15 KTS
BEC CYCLONIC 05/20 KTS TO THE E OF 83 DEG E AND S OF 15 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER:-1)E OF 85 DEG N WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)REST AREA SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-1)E OF 85 DEG N :3-2 NM (.)
2)REST AREA :6-4 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-0.5-4 MTR (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-NNE-LY 10/25 KTS
BEC CYCLONIC 05/15 TO THE S OF 15 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:1-4 MTR(.)
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ISSUED BY INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT(.)
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METAREA11 / HIGH_SEAS_FORECAST_CHINA / 1200 

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SEA AND SEA WEST OF SUMATERA AND SEA EAST OF
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N WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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N WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
MOD SUNNY VIS GOOD=
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N WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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N WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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NE WINDS 12 TO 15M/S GUSTS 14 TO 18M/S SEA STATE
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NE WINDS 12 TO 15M/S GUSTS 14 TO 18M/S SEA STATE
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ROUGH MOD RAIN BECMG LIGHT RAIN VIS MOD=
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NE WINDS 12 TO 15M/S GUSTS 14 TO 18M/S SEA STATE
MOD LIGHT RAIN VIS MOD=
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NE WINDS 12 TO 15M/S GUSTS 14 TO 18M/S SEA STATE
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NE WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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NE WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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NE WINDS 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA STATE
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E WINDS BACK NE 08 TO 12M/S GUSTS 12 TO 15M/S SEA
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E WINDS BACK NE 07 TO 10M/S SEA STATE MOD LIGHT
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Myanmar/ Bangladesh/ India: Tropical Cyclone MORA 02B 29/0900Z position near 18.3N 91.5E, moving NNE 08 kt (JTWC) – Updated 29 May 20017 1145z (GMT/UTC)

Severe Cyclonic Storm/Tropical Cyclone Mora

….INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (Bangladesh Met)

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 290600Z IS 20 FEET (JTWC)

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

Tropical Cyclone 02B (Mora) Warning #07
Issued at 29/0900Z

WTIO31 PGTW 290900
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 02B (MORA) WARNING NR 007//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 02B (MORA) WARNING NR 007
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
290600Z — NEAR 17.7N 91.5E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 020 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 000 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 075 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
095 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
100 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
130 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 17.7N 91.5E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
291800Z — 20.0N 91.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 065 KT, GUSTS 080 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 045 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
045 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
035 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 100 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
100 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 005 DEG/ 14 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
300600Z — 22.8N 91.9E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 030 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 090 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
115 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
125 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
095 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 010 DEG/ 15 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
301800Z — 25.7N 92.6E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
290900Z POSITION NEAR 18.3N 91.5E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE 02B (MORA), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 277 NM SOUTH
OF CHITTAGONG, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD AT 08 KNOTS OVER
THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL SATELLITE IMAGERY DEPICTS
A TROPICAL CYCLONE THAT IS GRADUALLY BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED, WITH
A LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC) DISPLACED SLIGHTLY TO THE EAST
OF THE DEEPEST CONVECTION. A 290400Z AMSU 89GHZ IMAGE ALSO SHOWS THE
DEEP CONVECTION TO THE WEST OF THE LLCC. THE LLCC IS PLACED WITH
MODERATE CONFIDENCE USING A 290316Z ASCAT PASS, WHICH INDICATES THAT
THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE LOCATED IN THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PORTIONS
OF THE CIRCULATION. THE CURRENT INTENSITY OF 55 KNOTS IS BASED ON
DVORAK ESTIMATES OF T3.5 FROM BOTH PGTW AND KNES. THE UPPER-LEVEL
ENVIRONMENT CONTINUES TO SUPPORT GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION, WITH ONLY
MODERATE EASTERLY VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (15-20 KNOTS) AND GOOD
POLEWARD AND WESTWARD OUTFLOW. TROPICAL CYCLONE MORA JOGGED TO THE
RIGHT OF THE FORECAST TRACK OVER THE LAST 6 HOURS, BUT A GENERAL
TRACK TOWARD THE NORTH-NORTHEAST IS EXPECTED AS THE SYSTEM TRACKS
AROUND A SUBTROPICAL RIDGE SITUATED OVER SOUTHEAST ASIA. THE SYSTEM
SHOULD REACH A PEAK INTENSITY OF 65 KNOTS IN APPROXIMATELY 12 HOURS,
FOLLOWED BY LANDFALL NEAR CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH IN AROUND 24 HOURS.
RAPID WEAKENING IS EXPECTED AFTER LANDFALL, WITH THE SYSTEM
DISSIPATING BY TAU 36. DYNAMIC MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS IN TIGHT
AGREEMENT LENDING HIGH CONFIDENCE TO THE JTWC OFFICIAL FORECAST
TRACK. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 290600Z IS 20 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 291500Z, 292100Z, 300300Z AND 300900Z.
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TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY
RSMC – TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TROPICAL STORM ‘MORA’ ADVISORY NO. SIX ISSUED AT 0900 UTC OF 29TH MAY 2017 BASED ON 0600 UTC CHARTS OF 29TH MAY 2017
THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ OVER EASTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL MOVED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD DURING PAST 06 HOURS WITH A SPEED OF 15 KMPH AND LAY CENTRED AT 0600 UTC OF TODAY, 29TH MAY, 2017 OVER EASTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL NEAR LATITUDE 17.8ºN AND LONGITUDE 91.4ºE, ABOUT 610 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF KOLKATA(42807) AND 500 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG(41978). THE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM DURING NEXT 12 HOURS. IT IS VERY LIKELY TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS AND CROSS BANGLADESH COAST BETWEEN LONGITUDE 91.0ºE AND 92.0ºE NEAR CHITTAGONG AROUND 30TH MAY 2017 FORENOON.
OBSERVED AND FORECAST TRACK POSITIONS AND INTENSITY OF THE SYSTEM ARE GIVEN BELOW:
DATE/TIME(UTC)
POSITION
(LAT. ºN/ LONG. ºE)
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
SURFACE WIND SPEED (KMPH)
CATEGORY OF CYCLONIC
DISTURBANCE
29.05.2017/0600
17.8/91.4
80-90 GUSTING TO 100
CYCLONIC STORM
29.05.2017/1200
18.9/91.5
90-100 GUSTING TO 110
SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
29.05.2017/1800
20.1/91.5
100-110 GUSTING TO 120
SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
30.05.2017/0000
21.3/91.6
110-120 GUSTING TO 130
SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
30.05.2017/0600
22.8/91.7
110-120 GUSTING TO 130
SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
30.05.2017/1800
25.4/92.2
55-65 GUSTING TO 75
DEEP DEPRESSION
31.05.2017/0600
27.7/93.0
30-40 GUSTING TO 50
DEPRESSION
STORM SURGE GUIDANCE: THE STORM SURGE OF HEIGHT OF ABOUT 1 TO 1.5 METER ABOVE ASTRONOMICAL TIDES IS LIKELY TO INUNDATE OVER LOW LYING AREAS OF BANGLADESH COAST BETWEEN SITAKUND AND UTTAR JALDI AT THE
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TIME OF LANDFALL.
ACCORDING TO SATELLITE IMAGERY, INTENSITY OF THE SYSTEM IS T3.0. THE
MAXIMUM SURFACE SUSTAINED SURFACE WIND (MSW) IS 45 KNOTS GUSTING TO 55
KNOTS. THE ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE IS ABOUT 992 HPA. A BUOY NEAR
LATITUDE 17.6º N AND LONGITUDE 89.1ºE REPORTED MEAN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE
(MSLP) OF 1003.1 HPA AND MSW 320/21 KNOTS. ANOTHER BUOY NEAR LATITUDE
20.3º N AND LONGITUDE 92.0ºE REPORTED MSLP OF 1000.0 HPA. THE MULTISATELLITE
DERIVED WINDS SUGGEST HIGHER WINDS OF EASTERN SECTOR.
THE CONVECTION HAS FURTHER ORGANISED IN PAST 12 HOURS AND SHOWS
CURVED BAND PATTERN. BROKEN LOW/MEDIUM CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED INTENSE
TO VERY INTENSE CONVECTION OVER BAY OF BENGAL BETWEEN LATITUDE 14.00N
TO 22.00N LONGITUDE 85.00E TO 97.00E. MINIMUM CTT IS ARROUND – 90.00C. THE SEA
SURFACE TEMPERATURE AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE IS 30-31ºC. THE OCEAN
THERMAL ENERGY IS ABOUT 100 KJ/CM2. THE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR IS MODERATE
TO HIGH AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE AND IS AROUND 15-25 KTS, VORTICITY IS
AROUND 200 X10-5 S-1. LOWER LEVEL CONVERGENCE IS OF THE ORDER OF 50 X10-5
S-1. UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE IS ALSO OF THE ORDER OF 50 X10-5 S-1 AROUND THE
SYSTEM CENTRE. THE UPPER TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE AT 200 HPA LEVEL RUNS
ALONG 17.0ºN IN ASSOCIATION WITH ANTI-CYCLONIC CIRCULATION TO THE
NORTHEAST OF SYSTEM CENTRE. THE SYSTEM IS MOVING NORHNORTHEASTWARDS
AS IT LAYS WESTERN PERIPHERY OF THIS ANTI-CYCLONIC
CIRCULATION. IT WOULD CONTINUE TO MOVE SO FOR NEXT 24-36 HOURS AND
THEREAFTER EASTERLY COMPONENT OF THE MOVEMENT WILL INCREASE
GRADUALLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE TROUGH IN WESTERLY OVER
EASTERN INDIA. CURRENTLY SYSTEM IS BEING STARRED BY THE DEEP LAYER
WIND OF 200-850 HPA. THE MEAN DEEP LAYER WIND BETWEEN 200-850 HPA IS
170DEGREE/7 KNOTS. THE ANIMATION OF TOTAL PERCEPTIBLE WATER IMAGERY
INDICATE CONTINUOUS WARM AND MOIST AIR ADVECTION FROM SOUTHEAST
SECTOR. THE LATEST MICROWAVE IMAGERY FROM SSMIS AT 0001 UTC OF 29TH
INDICATE DEEP CONVECTIVE BANDING WRAPPING TOWARDS THE CENTRE FROM
NORTHEAST.
MADDEN JULIAN OSCILLATION INDEX LIES IN PHASE 3 WITH AMPLITUDE
MORE THAN 1. IT WOULD CONTINUE IN PHASE 3 WITH AMPLITUDE MORE THAN 1
DURING NEXT 3 DAYS. CURRENT ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS ARE SUPPORTING
FOR FURTHER INTENSIFICATION AND NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS MOVEMENT OF
THE SYSTEM. DYNAMICAL STATISTICAL MODELS ALSO SUGGEST FURTHER
INTENSIFICATION OF THE SYSTEM. CONSIDERING THE MOVEMENT, MOST OF THE
MODELS ARE UNANIMOUS ABOUT NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOVEMENT DURING
NEXT 48 HRS.
(NARESH KUMAR)
SCIENTIST ‘D’
RSMC, NEW DELHI
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SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN: SL. NO. 12 (TWELVE), Date: 29.05.2017 (Local Times)
THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ (ECP 990 HPA) OVER NORTH BAY AND ADJOINING EAST CENTRAL BAY MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTHWARDS FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA, INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (NEAR LAT 18.8°N AND LONG 91.3°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (THE 29 MAY 2017) ABOUT 385 KMS SOUTH OF CHITTAGONG PORT, 305 KMS SOUTH OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 450 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MONGLA PORT AND 370 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER, MOVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND MAY CROSS CHITTAGONG – COX’S BAZAR COAST BY MORNING OF 30 MAY 2017.
UNDER THE PERIPHERAL INFLUENCE OF SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ GUSTY/SQUALLY WIND WITH RAIN/ THUNDER SHOWERS IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER NORTH BAY AND THE COASTAL DISTRICTS AND MARITIME PORTS OF BANGLADESH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED WITHIN 64 KMS OF THE CYCLONE CENTRE IS ABOUT 89 KPH RISING TO 117 KPH IN GUSTS/SQUALLS. SEA WILL REMAIN HIGH NEAR THE SYSTEM.
MARITIME PORTS OF CHITTAGONG AND COX’S BAZAR HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO LOWER DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER SEVEN BUT INSTEAD HOIST GREAT DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER TEN (R) TEN.
COASTAL DISTRICTS OF CHITTAGONG, COX’S BAZAR, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS WILL COME UNDER DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER TEN (R) TEN.
MARITIME PORTS OF MONGLA AND PAYRA HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO LOWER DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER FIVE BUT INSTEAD HOIST GREAT DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER EIGHT (R) EIGHT.
COASTAL DISTRICTS OF BHOLA, BORGUNA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGHERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS WILL COME UNDER DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER EIGHT (R) EIGHT.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ THE LOW-LYING AREAS OF THE COASTAL DISTRICTS OF COX’S BAZAR, CHITTAGONG, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR, BORGUNA, BHOLA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGHERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS ARE LIKELY TO BE INUNDATED BY STORM SURGE OF 4-5 FEET HEIGHT ABOVE NORMAL ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.
THE COASTAL DISTRICTS OF COX’S BAZAR, CHITTAGONG, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR, BORGUNA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, BHOLA, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS ARE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE WIND SPEED UP TO 89-117 KPH IN GUSTS/ SQUALLS WITH HEAVY TO VERY HEAVY FALLS DURING THE PASSAGE OF THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM.
ALL FISHING BOATS AND TRAWLERS OVER NORTH BAY AND DEEP SEA HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO REMAIN IN SHELTER TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

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N Indian Ocean: TSR Storm Alert issued at 29 May, 2017 6:00 GMT

Tropical Storm MORA is currently located near 17.7 N 91.5 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 55kts (63 mph). MORA is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Myanmar
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 20% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 95% within 12 hours
    Bangladesh
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 95% within 12 hours
    India
        probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Chittagong (22.3 N, 91.8 E)
        probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours
    Cox’s Bazar (21.4 N, 92.5 E)
        probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours
    Sittwe (20.1 N, 93.1 E)
        probability for TS is 85% within 12 hours
    Comilla (23.4 N, 91.2 E)
        probability for TS is 80% in about 24 hours
    Barisal (22.7 N, 90.3 E)
        probability for TS is 70% in about 24 hours
    Kyaukpyu (19.4 N, 93.6 E)
        probability for TS is 65% within 12 hours
    Dhaka (23.7 N, 90.4 E)
        probability for TS is 60% in about 24 hours
    Cheduba (18.8 N, 93.7 E)
        probability for TS is 55% within 12 hours

Green Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Bhutan
        probability for TS is 35% in about 36 hours
Green Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Khulna (22.9 N, 89.6 E)
        probability for TS is 45% in about 24 hours
    Shillong (25.6 N, 91.9 E)
        probability for TS is 45% in about 36 hours
    Dispur (26.1 N, 91.8 E)
        probability for TS is 40% in about 36 hours
    Imphal (24.8 N, 93.9 E)
        probability for TS is 35% in about 36 hours

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
Green Alert (Low) is TS to between 31% and 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Severe Cyclonic Storm strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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Deadly Cyclone Mora hits Bangladesh with high winds and rain – BBC News

(30 May 2017 1105 UTC)

Cyclone Mora has hit the south-eastern coast of Bangladesh, killing at least five people.

Most of them were killed by falling trees in the districts of Cox’s Bazar and Rangamati, officials told the BBC.

Hundreds of houses were fully or partly damaged, the officials said. Significant damage is reported in refugee camps housing Rohingya Muslims from neighbouring Myanmar.

The authorities have moved hundreds of thousands of people to shelters.

Cyclone Mora made landfall at 06:00 local time (00:00 GMT) between the fishing port of Cox’s Bazar and the city of Chittagong, with winds of up to 117 km/h (73mph), the country’s meteorological department said.

Low-lying areas of Cox’s Bazar, Chittagong and many other coastal districts were “likely to be inundated” by a storm surge of 1.2m-1.5m (4-5ft) above normal levels, the department had warned.

People have been evacuated to shelters, schools and government offices.

Fishing boats and trawlers have been advised to remain in shelters. Flights in the area have been cancelled.

About 20,000 houses in refugee camps for Rohingya were damaged, community leader Abdus Salam told AFP news agency.

“In some places, almost every shanty home made of tin, bamboo and plastic has been flattened,” Mr Salam added. “Some people were injured, but no-one is dead.”

Large camps have been set up in Cox’s Bazar for hundreds of thousands of Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar.

A clear picture is still not available due to poor communication with many affected areas, Bangladeshi officials told the BBC.

A number of houses were also damaged in western Myanmar.

Cyclone Mora will move northwards past Chittagong, weakening as it moves further inland and downgrading from a Category One hurricane to a tropical storm, tracking website Tropical Storm Risk forecasts.

Parts of eastern India are expected to be affected later on.

The Bay of Bengal is prone to storms and Bangladesh is often hit by severe weather during the monsoon season, from the middle to the end of the year.

Last year, Cyclone Roanu hit coastal Bangladesh, leaving at least 24 people dead.

MARITIME/SHIPPING

WTIN01 DEMS 291118
QUADRANT WIND DISTRIBUTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH CYCLONIC STORM “MORA” OVER BAY OF BENGAL
DATE AND TIME BASED UPON WHICH FORECAST IS PREPARED:
PRESENT DATE AND TIME: 290600 UTC
PRESENT POSITION: 17.8 0N/91.40 E
POSITION ACCURATE TO 40 KM
PRESENT MOVEMENT (DDD/FF) PAST SIX HOURS: 010/07 KT
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 45 KT, GUSTS 55 KT
RADIUS OF MAXIMUM WIND 33 NM
WINDS VARY IN EACH QUADRANT
RADII ARE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THE QUADRANT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
FORECASTS:
06 HRS, VALID AT:
291200Z 18.9°N /91.50 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 50 KT, GUSTS 60 KT
RADIUS OF 028 KT WINDS:
140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
160 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS:
105 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
105NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
80 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
90 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS:
50 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
50NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
45 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
50 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT

12 HRS, VALID AT:
291800Z 20.1°N /91.50 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 55 KT, GUSTS 65 KT
RADIUS OF 028 KT WINDS:
140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
160 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS:
105 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
105NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
80 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
90 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS:
50 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
50NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
45 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
50 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT

18 HRS, VALID AT:
300000Z 21.3°N /91.60 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 60 KT, GUSTS 70 KT
RADIUS OF 028 KT WINDS:
140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
160 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS:
105 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
105NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
80 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
90 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS:
50 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
50NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
45 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
50 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT

24 HRS, VALID AT:
300600Z 22.8°N /91.70 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 60KT, GUSTS 70 KT
RADIUS OF 028 KT WINDS:
140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
160 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS:
105 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
105NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
80 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
90 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS:
50 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
50NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
45 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
50 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT

36 HRS, VALID AT:
301800Z 25.4°N /92.20 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 30 KT, GUSTS 40KT
RADIUS OF 028 KT WINDS:
140 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
160 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
140 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
48 HRS, VALID AT:
310600Z 27.7°N /93.00 E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS: 15KT, GUSTS 25 KT

Bangladesh Met

Marine Warning
SPECIAL WEATHER BULLETIN: SL. NO. 12 (TWELVE), Date: 29.05.2017
THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ (ECP 990 HPA) OVER NORTH BAY AND ADJOINING EAST CENTRAL BAY MOVED SLIGHTLY NORTHWARDS FURTHER OVER THE SAME AREA, INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (NEAR LAT 18.8°N AND LONG 91.3°E) AND WAS CENTRED AT 06 PM TODAY (THE 29 MAY 2017) ABOUT 385 KMS SOUTH OF CHITTAGONG PORT, 305 KMS SOUTH OF COX’S BAZAR PORT, 450 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MONGLA PORT AND 370 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF PAYRA PORT. IT IS LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER, MOVE IN A NORTHERLY DIRECTION AND MAY CROSS CHITTAGONG – COX’S BAZAR COAST BY MORNING OF 30 MAY 2017.
UNDER THE PERIPHERAL INFLUENCE OF SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ GUSTY/SQUALLY WIND WITH RAIN/ THUNDER SHOWERS IS LIKELY TO CONTINUE OVER NORTH BAY AND THE COASTAL DISTRICTS AND MARITIME PORTS OF BANGLADESH.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WIND SPEED WITHIN 64 KMS OF THE CYCLONE CENTRE IS ABOUT 89 KPH RISING TO 117 KPH IN GUSTS/SQUALLS. SEA WILL REMAIN HIGH NEAR THE SYSTEM.
MARITIME PORTS OF CHITTAGONG AND COX’S BAZAR HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO LOWER DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER SEVEN BUT INSTEAD HOIST GREAT DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER TEN (R) TEN.
COASTAL DISTRICTS OF CHITTAGONG, COX’S BAZAR, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS WILL COME UNDER DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER TEN (R) TEN.
MARITIME PORTS OF MONGLA AND PAYRA HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO LOWER DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER FIVE BUT INSTEAD HOIST GREAT DANGER SIGNAL NUBMER EIGHT (R) EIGHT.
COASTAL DISTRICTS OF BHOLA, BORGUNA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGHERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS WILL COME UNDER DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER EIGHT (R) EIGHT.
UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MORA’ THE LOW-LYING AREAS OF THE COASTAL DISTRICTS OF COX’S BAZAR, CHITTAGONG, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR, BORGUNA, BHOLA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGHERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS ARE LIKELY TO BE INUNDATED BY STORM SURGE OF 4-5 FEET HEIGHT ABOVE NORMAL ASTRONOMICAL TIDE.
THE COASTAL DISTRICTS OF COX’S BAZAR, CHITTAGONG, NOAKHALI, LAXMIPUR, FENI, CHANDPUR, BORGUNA, PATUAKHALI, BARISAL, BHOLA, PIROZPUR, JHALOKATHI, BAGERHAT, KHULNA, SATKHIRA AND THEIR OFFSHORE ISLANDS AND CHARS ARE LIKELY TO EXPERIENCE WIND SPEED UP TO 89-117 KPH IN GUSTS/ SQUALLS WITH HEAVY TO VERY HEAVY FALLS DURING THE PASSAGE OF THE SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM.
ALL FISHING BOATS AND TRAWLERS OVER NORTH BAY AND DEEP SEA HAVE BEEN ADVISED TO REMAIN IN SHELTER TILL FURTHER NOTICE.

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Myanmar/ Bay Of Bengal: Tropical Depression 92B (Future CS Maarutha)150300Z 12.5N 88.3E, moving NNE 10.8kt (RSMC New Delhi)- Published 15 Apr 2017 1240z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Depression 92B

(Future Cyclonic Storm Maarutha)

DEMS-RSMC SPECIAL TROPICAL CYCLONES NEW DELHI DATED 15-04-2017


TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NORTH INDIAN OCEAN (THE BAY OF BENGAL AND ARABIAN SEA) VALID FOR NEXT 72 HOURS ISSUED AT 0600 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017 BASED ON 0300 UTC OF 15TH APRIL 2017
THE DEPRESSION OVER SOUTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL MOVED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS WITH A SPEED OF 20 KMPH DURING PAST 3 HOURS AND LAY CENTRED AT 0300 HRS UTC OF TODAY, THE 15TH APRIL, 2017 OVER SOUTHEAST AND ADJOINING EASTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL NEAR LATITUDE 12.5º N AND LONGITUDE 88.3 ºE, ABOUT 500 KM WEST-SOUTHWEST OF MAYA BANDAR (ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS) AND 950 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF KYAUKPYU (MYANMAR). THE SYSTEM IS MOST LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION DURING NEXT 24 HOURS. IT IS MOST LIKELY TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS AND CROSS MYANMAR COAST BETWEEN SITTWE (48062) AND SANDWAY (48080) BY FORENOON OF 17TH.
ACCORDING TO SATELLITE IMAGERY, INTENSITY IS T 1.5. THE CONVECTION HAS ORGANISED DURING PAST 12 HRS AND SHOWS CURVED BAND PATTERN WITH WELL DEFINED WRAPPING FROM EASTERN SECTOR. ASSOCIATED BROKEN LOW AND MEDIUM CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED INTENSE TO VERY INTENSE CONVECTION LIES OVER SOUTH AND ADJOINING EASTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL BETWEEN LATITUDE 9.0 DEGREE NORTH TO 17.0 DEGREE NORTH AND LONGITUDE 86.5 DEGREE EAST TO 95.0 DEGREE EAST. THE LOWEST CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE IS MINUS 70 DEGREE CELCIUS. A SHIP LOCATED NEAR 11.4/91.9 REPORTED MSLP OF 1003.8 HPA AND WIND OF 1700/14 KTS. AVAILABLE SHIP AND BUOY DATA AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE SUGGESTS THE CENTRAL PRESSURE TO BE ABOUT 1001 HPA AND MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WIND SPEED TO BE ABOUT 25 KNOTS. MULTI-SATELLITE DERIVED WIND PRODUCTS SUGGEST HIGHER WINDS IN THE EASTERN SECTOR.
THE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE AROUND THE REGION OF DEPRESSION IS 30-320C. IT DECREASES TOWARDS NORTH MYANMAR COAST BECOMING 28-290C. THE OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY IS ABOUT 100 KJ/CM2. IT ALSO DECREASES TOWARDS NORTH MYANMAR COAST BECOMING 60-80 KJ/CM2. THE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR HAS INCREASED DURING PAST 3 HOURS AND IS ABOUT 20-25 KNOTS (HIGH) AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE LOW LEVEL RELATIVE VORTICITY IS ABOUT 150 x 10-6 S-1 AND CONVERGENCE IS ABOUT 30 x 10-5 S-1 .THERE IS FAVOURABLE POLEWARD OUTFLOW IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ANTI-CYCLONIC CIRCULATION LYING TO THE SOUHEAST OF THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE IS ABOUT 40 x 10-5 S-1 THE UPPER TROPOSPHERIC RIDGE AT 200 HPA LEVEL RUNS ALONG 100N. THE MADDEN JULIAN OSCILLATION INDEX LIES IN PHASE 7 WITH AMPLITUDE LESS THAN 1. IT WILL MOVE TO PHASE 8 DURING NEXT 3 DAYS WITH GRADUALLY INCREASING AMPLITUDE. THE TOTAL PRECIPITABLE WATER (TPW) IMAGERY INDICATE INCURSION OF WARM MOIST AIR TOWARDS THE CORE OF THE SYSTEM. HENCE CONSIDERING ENVIRONMENTAL FEATURES, WHILE OUTFLOW AS WELL AS LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE, VORTICITY AND TPW ARE FAVOURABLE, MJO AND VERTICAL WIND SHEAR ARE UNFAVOURABLE FOR INTENSIFICATION. UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, RAPID INTENSIFICATION OF THE SYSTEM IS NOT EXPECTED AND THE SYSTEM MAY REACH UPTO THE INTENSITY OF DEEP DEPRESSION/CYCLONIC STORM.
MOST OF THE NUMERICAL WEATHER PREDICTION MODELS ARE IN AGREEMENT WITH GRADUAL INTENSIFICATION OF THE DEPRESSION INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION/ CYCLONIC STORM DURING NEXT 24 HRS. DYNAMICAL STATISTICAL MODELS ALSO SUGGEST INTENSIFICATION OF THE SYSTEM DURING NEXT 24 HOURS. CONSIDERING THE MOVEMENT, MOST OF THE MODELS ARE UNANIMOUS ABOUT NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD MOVEMENT TOWARDS NORTH MYANMAR COAST DURING NEXT 48 HRS.
(M.MOHAPATRA)
HEAD-RSMC, NEW DELHI

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

ABIO10 PGTW 150200
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE INDIAN OCEAN
REISSUED/150200Z-151800ZAPR2017//
REF/A/MSG/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI/150051ZAPR2017//
AMPN/REF A IS A TROPICAL CYCLONE FORMATION ALERT.//
RMKS/
1. NORTH INDIAN OCEAN AREA (MALAY PENINSULA WEST TO COAST OF AFRICA):
A. TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY: NONE.
B. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE SUMMARY:
(1) THE AREA OF CONVECTION (INVEST 92B) PREVIOUSLY LOCATED
NEAR 10.9N 87.5E, IS NOW LOCATED NEAR 12.9N 88.4E, APPROXIMATELY 600
NM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH. ANIMATED ENHANCED
INFRARED SATELLITE DEPICTS A BROAD AREA OF DEEP CONVECTION OVER A
DEVELOPING LOW LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC). A 142121Z AMSU-B
89GHZ MICROWAVE IMAGE REVEALS THAT THE LLCC HAS CONTINUED TO
CONSOLIDATE AND IS NOW CIRCULAR IN SHAPE WITH CONVECTION PRIMARILY
IN THE NORTHEAST WRAPPING IN. THE DISTURBANCE IS CURRENTLY LOCATED
IN A FAIR ENVIRONMENT WITH MODERATE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR (20-25
KNOTS) OFFSET BY VERY WARM SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES (30-31 CELSIUS)
AND DUAL OUTFLOW ALOFT. GLOBAL MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT THAT THE
DISTURBANCE WILL CONTINUE TO TRACK TO THE NORTHEAST OVER THE NEXT
SEVERAL DAYS, WITH TROPICAL CYCLOGENESIS LIKELY OCCURRING WITHIN THE
NEXT 24 HOURS. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE WINDS ARE ESTIMATED AT 25
TO 30 KNOTS. MINIMUM SEA LEVEL PRESSURE IS ESTIMATED TO BE NEAR 1000
MB. THE POTENTIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL
CYCLONE WITHIN THE NEXT 24 HOURS IS UPGRADED TO HIGH. SEE REF A
(WTIO21 PGTW 150100) FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
(2) NO OTHER SUSPECT AREAS.
2. SOUTH INDIAN OCEAN AREA (135E WEST TO COAST OF AFRICA):
A. TROPICAL CYCLONE SUMMARY: NONE.
B. TROPICAL DISTURBANCE SUMMARY: NONE.
3. JUSTIFICATION FOR REISSUE: UPGRADED AREA IN PARA 1.B.(1) TO
HIGH.//
NNNN

Other Sources

N Indian Ocean: TSR Storm Alert issued at 15 Apr, 2017 12:00 GMT

Tropical Storm ONE is currently located near 14.3 N 90.2 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 40kts (46 mph). ONE is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Myanmar
        probability for TS is 65% in about 24 hours
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Cheduba (18.8 N, 93.7 E)
        probability for TS is 65% in about 24 hours
    Sandoway (18.5 N, 94.3 E)
        probability for TS is 55% in about 24 hours

Green Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Kyaukpyu (19.4 N, 93.6 E)
        probability for TS is 50% in about 36 hours
    Myanaung (18.3 N, 95.3 E)
        probability for TS is 50% in about 36 hours
    Bassein (16.7 N, 94.8 E)
        probability for TS is 45% in about 36 hours
    Henzada (17.6 N, 95.4 E)
        probability for TS is 45% in about 36 hours
    Sittwe (20.1 N, 93.1 E)
        probability for TS is 40% in about 36 hours

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
Green Alert (Low) is TS to between 31% and 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Severe Cyclonic Storm strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

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MARITIME/SHIPPING

WTIN01 DEMS 151115
SPECIAL GMDSS BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N), NORTH OF EQUATOR
VALID FOR 0600 HOURS FROM 0600 UTC 15 APRIL 2017.

PARTI:-NO STORM WARNING:-

THE DEPRESSION OVER SOUTHEAST AND ADJOINING EASTCENTRAL BAY OF BENGAL
MOVED NORTHNORTHEASTWARDS WITH A SPEED OF 28 KMPH DURING PAST 06
HOURS
AND LAY CENTRED AT 1130 HRS IST OF TODAY, THE 15TH APRIL, 2017 OVER
EASTCENTRAL AND ADJOINING SOUTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL NEAR LATITUDE 13.2
DEG N AND LONGITUDE 89.0 DEG E, ABOUT 420 KM WEST-NORTHWEST OF MAYA
BANDAR (ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS) AND 840 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF
KYAUKPYU (MYANMAR). THE SYSTEM IS MOST LIKELY TO INTENSIFY FURTHER
INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION DURING NEXT 24 HOURS. IT IS MOST LIKELY TO
MOVE NORTH-NORTHEASTWARDS AND CROSS MYANMAR COAST BETWEEN SITTWE
AND SANDWAY (MYANMAR) BY FORENOON OF 17TH APRIL.

PART:-II:
WEATHER SEASONAL OVER REST MET AREA VIII (N)
———————— ——————-
ARB A1 ARABIAN SEA: EQUATOR TO 10 DEG. N AND W OF 80 DEG.E (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION:
1)W OF 56 DEG E : S/SW-LY 05/10 KTS (.)
2)E OF 56 DEG E TO 75 DEG E AND N OF 5 DEG N: S/SW-LY 05/10 KTS BEC
NW/W-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE E OF 65 DEG E(.)
3)E OF 56 DEG E AND S OF 5 DEG N: SW/W-LY 05/10 KTS (.)
4)E OF 75 DEG E AND N OF 5 DEG N; NW/W-LY 05/15 KTS BEC SW-LY 10/15
KTS TO THE E OF 78 DEG E(.)
II)WEATHER:
1)E OF 58 DEG E TO 74 DEG E AND S OF 6 DEG N: :SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
2)REST AREA FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)E OF 60 DEG E TO 75 DEG E AND S OF 7 DEG N: :6-4 NM(.)
2)REST AREA:10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:
1) E OF 75 DEG E 0.5-2 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA 0.5-1 MTR (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:
1)W OF 58 DEG E: SE/S-LY 05/10 KTS (.)
2)E OF 58 DEG E TO 65 DEG E AND N OF 5 DEG N: N/NE-LY 05/10 KTS BEC
E/SE-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE W OF 58 DEG E(.)
3)E OF 58 DEG E TO 63 DEG E AND S OF 5 DEG N: S/SE-LY 05/10 KTS (.)
4)E OF 63 DEG E TO 65 DEG E AND S OF 5 DEG N: NE/E-LY 05/10 KTS (.)
5)E OF 65 DEG E TO 75 DEG E :NW/W-LYNW/W-LY 05/15 KTS(.)
6)E OF 75 DEG E AND N OF 5 DEG N: NW/W-LY 05/15 KTS
BEC SW-LY 10/20 KTS TO THE E OF 78 DEG E(.)
7)E OF 75 DEG E AND S OF 5 DEG N: W-LY 05/15 KTS
II)WEATHER:
1)E OF 64 DEG E AND S OF 6 DEG N ISOLATED RA/TS(.)
2)REST AREA FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)E OF 64 DEG E AND S OF 6 DEG N :8-6 NM(.)
3)REST AREA 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT
1)W OF 75 DEG E: 0.5-1 MTR(.)
2)E OF 75 DEG E: 0.5-3 MTR (.)
ARB A2-ARABIAN SEA:-23 DEG 45 MIN N 68 DEG E TO 12 DEG N 63 DEG E
TO CAPE GARDAFUI TO N OF 10 DEG N (.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION
S/SW-LY 05/15 KTS BEC W/NW-LY 05/15 KTS TO
THE E OF 62 DEG E(.)
II)WEATHER FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY:10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT 0.5-2 MTR (.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION
1)W OF 65 DEG E AND S OF 20 DEG N:ANTICYCLONIC 05/15 KTS(.)
2)N OF 20 DEG N: S/SW-LY 10/15 KTS BEC W/NW-LY 10/15 KTS
TO THE E OF 65 DEG E(.)
3)E OF 65 DEG E: N/NW-LY 10/20 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER: FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 0.5-2 MTR (.)
BOB A3-BAY OF BENGAL:EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N BETWEEN E OF 80 DEG E
AND WEST OF 10 DEG N/98 DEG 30 MIN E TO 6 DEG N/95 DEG E
AND THENCE S-WARDS TO EQUATOR(.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:
1)CYCLONIC :20/25 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:
1)E OF 85 DEG E :WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)REST AREA: FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)E OF 85 DEG E : :3-2 NM (.)
2)W OF 85 DEG E : 4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT 3-4 MTR
A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION :CYCLONIC :20/25 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:
1)W OF 84 DEG E :FAIRLY WIDESPREAD(.)
2)E OF 84 DEG E :WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)W OF 84 DEG E :4-3 NM(.)
2)E OF 84 DEG E :3-2 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 3-4 MTR (.)
BOB: A4: BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION :CYCLONIC 20/25 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER
1)E OF 83 DEG E :WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)W OF 83 DEG E : FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)E OF 83 DEG E :3-2 NM (.)
2)W OF 83 DEG E : 4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT 3-4 MTR (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION CYCLONIC 20/25 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER
1)E OF 83 DEG E : WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)W OF 83 DEG E : FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:
1)E OF 83 DEG E : 3-2 NM
2)W OF 83 DEG E : 4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:3-4 NM
ISSUED BY INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT (.)=

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Bangladesh/India/Myanmar: Tropical Cyclone Roanu (01B) 20/2100Z position nr 20.3N 88.3E, moving NE at 11 knots (JTWC) – Updated 20 May 2016 2155Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone Roanu (01B)

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 201800Z IS 18 FEET (JTWC)

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5 Day Forecast (Image: @wunderground)

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Regional Specialized Meteorological Centre

IMD 2232
REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE

TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY BULLETIN
FROM:
RSMC

TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TO:
STORM WARNING CENTRE, NAYPYI TAW (MYANMAR)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, BANGKOK (THAILAND)
STORM WAR
NING CENTRE, COLOMBO (SRILANKA)
ST
ORM WARNING CENTRE, DHAKA (BANGLADESH)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, KARACHI (PAKISTAN)
METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE, MALE (MALDIVES)
OMAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT, MUSCAT
(THROUGH RTH JEDDAH)
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY
RSMC

TROPI
CAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TROPICAL STORM ‘ROANU’ ADVISORY NO.
TWELVE
ISSUED AT
18
00 UTC OF
20
TH
MAY 2016
BASED ON
1
5
00 UTC CHARTS OF
20
TH
MAY 2016.
THE
CYCLONIC STORM

ROANU

OVER
WESTCENTRAL & ADJOINING NORTHWEST
BAY OF
BENGAL
MOVED EAST

NORTHEASTWARDS
A
T A SPEED OF 25 KMPH DURING PAST THREE
HOURS AND
LAY CENTRED AT
1500 UTC
OF
20
TH
MAY, 2016
OVER NORTHWEST
BAY OF
BENGAL
NEAR LATITUDE
20.0
º N AND LONGITUDE
87.0
ºE
,
65 KM EAST OF PARADIP
(ODISHA),SOUTHEAST AND 560 KM WEST

SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG (BANGLADESH
)
.
THE
SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO MOVE
EAST

N
ORTH
EAST
WARDS
SKIRTING ODISHA

WEST BENGAL
COAST
AND
CROSS SOUTH BANGLADESH COAST BETWEEN KHEPUPARA AND COX’S BAZAR
,
CLOSE TO CHITTAGONG IN THE EVENING OF
21
ST
MAY, A
S
A
CYCLONIC STORM
.
THE CON
V
ECTION SHOWS BAND PATTER
N. IT ALSO EXHIBITS LARGE SCALE DIURNAL
VARIATION DURING PAST TWO DAY
S
ESPECIALLY WITH RESPECT TO CENTRAL DENSE
OVERCAST CLOUDS AND THE CURVED BANDS INTENSITY AND SIZE.
ACCORDING TO SATELLITE IMAGERIES, THE INTENSITY OF THE
SYSTEM IS T
2.
5
.
ASSOCIATED
BRO
KEN LOW
AND
MEDIUM CLOUDS
WITH
EMBEDDED INTENS
E TO VERY INTENSE
CONVECTION LAY
OVER
NORTH COASTAL ODISHA,
NORTHWEST AND ADJOINING
NORTHEAST
BAY
BETWEEN
NORTH OF
LATITUDE
1
5
.
5
0
NORTH
AND
WEST OF
LONGITUDE
9
1
.0
0
E
.
THE
LOWEST CLOUD
TOP TEMPERATURE (CTT) IS A
BOUT

9
3
0
C.
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
WIND SPEED IS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT
40
KNOTS GUSTING TO
50
KNOTS AROUND THE
SYSTEM CENTRE.
THE STATE OF THE SEA IS
HIGH
AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE
ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE IS ABOUT
99
2
HPA.
FORECAST TRACK AND
INTENSITY OF THE SYSTEM ARE GIVEN IN THE TABLE BELOW:
Date/time(
UTC
)
Position
(lat.
°N/ long. °
E)
Maximum sustained
surface wind speed (kmph)
Category of cyclonic
Disturbance
20

05

2016/
1500
20.0
/
87.0
70

80
gusting to
90
Cyclonic Storm
20

05

2016/
1800
20.5
/8
8.1
80

90
gusting to
100
Cyclonic Storm
2
1

05

2016/
0000
21.3
/8
9.6
80

90
gusting to
100
Cyclonic Storm
2
1

05

2016/
0600
22.1
/
91.0
80

90
gusting to
100
Cyclonic Storm
21

05

2016/
1200
2
2.9
/9
2.6
6
0

70
gusting to
8
0
Cyclonic Storm
2
2

05

2016/
0000
2
4.2
/
9
4.7
40

50
gusting to
60
Depression
Phone
:
(91) 11

24652484 FAX: (91) 11

24623220
,
(91) 1
1

246
43128,
e

mail:cwdhq2008@gmail.com
STORM SURGE GUIDANCE FOR BANGLADESH COAST.
STORM SURGE OF ABOUT 1.0 TO
2
METRE IS VERY LIKELY NEAR THE SYSTEM CENTRE AT THE
TIME OF LANDFALL
.
REMARKS:
THE
SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE IS 3
0

31
̊C, OCEAN THERMAL ENERG
Y
IS ABOUT
75

100
KJ/CM
2
, LOW LEVEL CONVERGENCE
HAS DECREASED SLIGHTLY DURING PAST SIX HOURS
AND IS ABOUT 2
0
X
10

5
SECOND

1
,
UPPER LEVEL DIVERGENCE HAS
ALSO DECREASED AND IS
ABOUT
1
0
X10

5
SECOND

1
, THE LOW LEVE
L RELATIVE VORTICITY IS ABOUT
200
X10

6
SECOND

1
,
AROUND SYSTEM CENTER.
VERT
I
CAL WIND SHEAR
CONTINUES TO BE
LOW
(
5

1
0
KNOTS)
AND IS FAVOURABLE
.
UPPER TROPOSPHERIC
RIDGE LIES ALONG
LATITUDE
1
6.0
0
̊N.
THOUGH THE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR IS FAVOURABLE FOR INTENSIFICATION, THE PROXIMITY
OF THE SYSTEM TO THE COAST PROVIDES LAND SURFACE INTERECTION OPPOSING THE
INTENSIFICATION FURTHER
AS THE CYCLONIC S
TORM
MOVES NORTH EASTWARDS IT WILL
EXPERIENCE LOWER OCE
N THERMAL ENERGY AND MORE MID

LATITUDE INFLUENCE
UNFAVOURABLE FOR INTENSIFICATION. THUS, THE SYSTEM WILL CONTINUE THE CYCLONIC
STORM INTENSITY IN THIS MARGINALLY FAVOURABLE ENVIRONMENT
THE MOVEMENT OF THE SYSTEM IS FAST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
MID
LATITUD
E
WESTERLIES
IN MID & UP
P
ER TROPOSPHERIC LEVELS
THE DEEP LAYER MEAN WIND IS
FAVOURING THE NORTHEASTWARD MOVEMENT OF THE SYSTEM WITH A SPEED OF 25

30
KMPH DURING PAST 12 HOURS. SIMILAR CONDITION WILL CONTINUE DURING NEXT 24 HOURS.
THE NUMERICAL MODELS ARE IN GOOD AGREEMENT WITH RESPECT TO TRACK
FORECAST OF THE SYSTEM.
THE N
EXT BULLETIN WILL BE ISSUED AT
21
0
0
UTC OF
20
MAY
2016
.
(
RANJEET SINGH
)
SCIENTIST

F
’ ’

http://www.rsmcnewdelhi.imd.gov.in/images/bulletin/rsmc.pdf

N Indian Ocean: TSR Storm Alert issued at 20 May, 2016 18:00 GMT

Tropical Storm ROANU is currently located near 19.8 N 87.6 E with maximum 1-min sustained winds of 50kts (58 mph). ROANU is forecast to affect land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):
Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
    Bangladesh
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 15% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 100% within 12 hours
    India
        probability for CAT 1 or above is 10% within 12 hours
        probability for TS is 95% within 12 hours
    Myanmar
        probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
    Barisal (22.7 N, 90.3 E)
        probability for TS is 90% in about 24 hours
    Comilla (23.4 N, 91.2 E)
        probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours
    Khulna (22.9 N, 89.6 E)
        probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours
    Chittagong (22.3 N, 91.8 E)
        probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours
    Cox’s Bazar (21.4 N, 92.5 E)
        probability for TS is 75% in about 24 hours
    Puri (19.8 N, 85.9 E)
        probability for TS is 65% currently
    Imphal (24.8 N, 93.9 E)
        probability for TS is 60% in about 36 hours
    Dhaka (23.7 N, 90.4 E)
        probability for TS is 55% in about 24 hours

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Severe Cyclonic Storm strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

 

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Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

JTWC Tropical Warnings

Current Northwest Pacific/North Indian Ocean* Tropical Systems

Tropical Cyclone 01B (Roanu) Warning #11
Issued at 20/2100Z

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WTIO31 PGTW 202100
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (ROANU) WARNING NR 011//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (ROANU) WARNING NR 011
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
201800Z — NEAR 19.8N 87.6E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 045 DEGREES AT 11 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 040 NM
POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 050 KT, GUSTS 065 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 095 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
115 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
100 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
070 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 19.8N 87.6E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
210600Z — 21.6N 90.3E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 055 KT, GUSTS 070 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
035 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
035 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 100 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
120 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
110 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
075 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 050 DEG/ 17 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
211800Z — 23.7N 93.3E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 050 DEG/ 16 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
220600Z — 25.7N 96.0E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 025 KT, GUSTS 035 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
202100Z POSITION NEAR 20.3N 88.3E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (ROANU), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 279 NM WEST-
SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG, HAS TRACKED NORTHEASTWARD AT 11 KNOTS
OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED SATELLITE
IMAGERY INDICATES RE-DEVELOPING CONVECTIVE BANDING WRAPPING INTO THE
LOW-LEVEL CIRCULATION CENTER (LLCC). A 201549Z AMSU-B 89GHZ IMAGE
DEPICTS CONVECTION ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE CIRCULATION WRAPPING
INTO THE CENTER. THE CURRENT INTENSITY REMAINS ASSESSED AT 50 KNOTS
BASED ON DVORAK INTENSITY ESTIMATES FROM PGTW AND KNES OF T3.5 (55
KNOTS), A RECENT SATELLITE CONSENSUS INTENSITY ESTIMATE OF 54 KNOTS,
AND ASCAT SCATTEROMETER PASSES INDICATING SLIGHTLY WEAKER CORE
WINDS. TC 01B CONTINUES MOVING TO THE NORTHEAST UNDER THE STEERING
INFLUENCE OF LOW- TO MID-LEVEL SOUTHWESTERLY MONSOON FLOW AND
BENEATH A SUBTROPICAL RIDGE (STR) ALOFT. DYNAMICAL MODELS REMAIN IN
GOOD AGREEMENT, BUT HAVE SHIFTED SLIGHTLY TO THE NORTH FOLLOWING A
SLIGHT POLEWARD JOG IN THE BEST TRACK OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS.
THEREFORE, THE JTWC FORECAST TRACK HAS BEEN ADJUSTED SLIGHTLY
POLEWARD OF THE PREVIOUS TRACK. BASED ON MODEL AGREEMENT AND A
RELATIVELY STRAIGHTFORWARD SYNOPTIC STEERING PATTERN, THERE IS HIGH
CONFIDENCE IN THE FORECAST TRACK. TC 01B IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN
WITHIN A MARGINALLY-FAVORABLE ENVIRONMENT FOR INTENSIFICATION, WITH
ENHANCED POLEWARD OUTFLOW UNDER THE STR, WARM SEA-SURFACE
TEMPERATURES, AND WEAK TO MODERATE VERTICAL WIND SHEAR OF 10-20
KNOTS. SLIGHT INTENSIFICATION IS FORECAST THROUGH TAU 12, FOLLOWED
BY GRADUAL WEAKENING AS SHEAR INCREASES IN RESPONSE TO MID-LATITUDE
WESTERLIES AND LAND INTERACTION. TC 01B IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL
IN APPROXIMATELY 12-18 HRS FOLLOWED BY DISSIPATION BY TAU 36.
MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 201800Z IS 18 FEET. NEXT
WARNINGS AT 210300Z, 210900Z, 211500Z AND 212100Z.//
NNNN


* Includes Bay of Bengal and Arabian Sea

 

MARITIME/SHIPPING

WTIN01 DEMS 201800
SHIPPING BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N),NORTH OF EQUATOR
VALID FOR 24/48 HOURS FROM 1800 UTC 20 MAY 2016
——————————————————–
PART I:-STORM WARNING

PART II
THE CYCLONIC STORM ‘ROANU’ OVER WESTCENTRAL AND ADJOINING NW BAY OF
BENGAL MOVED
EASTNORTHEASTWARDS AND LIES CENTRED AT 1200 UTC OF TODAY 20TH MAY
,2016
OVER NW BAY OF BANGAL NEAR LAT.19.7 DEG N AND LONG. 86.5 DEG E,
ABOUT 70 KM SOUTHSOUTHWEST OF PARADIP (ODISHA),70 KMS SE OF PURI AND
630 KMS WSW OF
CHITTAGONG (BANGLADESH)(.)THE SYSTEM IS LIKELY TO MOVE NE-WARDS
SKIRTING ODISHA WEST BANGAL
COST AND CROSS SOUTH BANGLADESH COAST BETWEEN CHEPUPARA AND COX’S
BAZAR , CLOSE TO
CHITTAGONG IN THE EVENING OF 21ST MAY 2016 AS A CYCLONIC STORM (.)

WEATHER SEASONAL OVER REST MET AREA VIII(N)
—————————– ——————-
A1 ARABIAN SEA EQUATOR TO 10 DEG. N AND W OF 80 DEG.E (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:SW-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:1)N-OF 05 DEG N :WNW/W-LY 10/15 KTS(.)
2)S-OF 05 DEG N :-WNW-LY 10/15 KTS BEC W/WSW-LY TO THE E OF
75 DEG E (.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.)
REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:- 4-3 NM TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.) REST AREA 8-6 NM
(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT-1)3-4 M 2)1-2 M (.)

A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:SW-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:1)N-OF 05 DEG N :WNW/W-LY 10/15 KTS(.)
2)S-OF 05 DEG N :-WNW-LY 10/15 KTS BEC W/WSW-LY TO THE E OF
75 DEG E (.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.)
REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:- 4-3 NM TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.) REST AREA 8-6 NM
(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT-1)3-4 M 2)1-2 M (.)
A2-ARABIAN SEA:-23 DEG 45 MIN N 68 DEG E TO 12 DEG N 63 DEG E
TO CAPE GARDAFUI TO N OF 10 DEG N(.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:SW-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:WSW/W-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.)
REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E(.)REST AREA 8-6 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:- 2-3 M(.)

A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 55 DEG E:SW-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
2)E OF 55 DEG E:WSW/W-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E (.)
REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM TO THE E-OF 60 DEG E(.)REST AREA 8-6 NM (.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:- 2-3 M(.)

A3-BAY OF BENGAL:EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N BETWEEN E OF 80 DEG E
AND WEST OF 10 DEG N/98 DEG 30 MIN E TO 6 DEG N/95 DEG E AND
THENCE S-WARDS TO EQUATOR(.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 95 DEG E:SW-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)E OF 95 DEG E:SW-LY 05/10 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:- FAIRLYWIDESPREAD RA/TS TO THE E-OF 90 DEG E(.)REST
AREA SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:- 4-3 NM TO THE E-OF 90 DEG E(.)REST AREA 6-4 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)3-4 M 2)0.5-1 M(.)

A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)W OF 95 DEG E:SW-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)E OF 95 DEG E:SW-LY 05/10 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:- FAIRLYWIDESPREAD RA/TS TO THE E-OF 90 DEG E(.)REST
AREA SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:- 4-3 NM TO THE E-OF 90 DEG E(.)REST AREA 6-4 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)3-4 M 2)0.5-1 M(.)

BOB: A4:- BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS:-
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)N OF 18 DEG N:S/SE-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)S OF 18 DEG N:SSW-LY 25/30 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:- WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-3-2 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)3-4 M 2) 4-5 M(.)

A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-
1)N OF 18 DEG N:S/SE-LY 20/25 KTS(.)
2)S OF 18 DEG N:SSW-LY 25/30 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:- WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-3-2 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)3-4 M 2) 4-5 M(.)
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ISSUED BY INDIA METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT(.)
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Bangladesh: Tropical Low/ Invest #94B has moved into S.Bengal – 300513 1345z

(Image: wunderground.com) North Indian Ocean IR Sat (Click image for source)

Indian Monsoon and Invest 94B near Bangladesh

Published on May 29, 2013 by (Extract)

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Another area we are still watching is a active low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal near Bangladesh. Moisture inflow from this area will continue to bring heavy rain through Thursday but thankfully it will weaken off by the weekend.  Along with the low there is a continued and serious risk of flooding in coastal areas.  On the other hand it is setting the stage for the southwest monsoon to start in India so will be cooling temperatures off for you.

. westernpacificweather.com

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“94B” – has moved into S.Bengal

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Latest analysis show that the LOW pressure “94 B” has moved into S.Bengal during the past 12 hrs.


12:30pm, Satellite IR shows, heavy rain over S.Bengal, Jharkand and N,central Odisha.
Due to the pull effect of “94B”and Monsoon current, Heavy rain seen all along Karnataka coast and over N,central Kerala.

Bangladesh

Recorded weather bulletins and flood forecasts available 24 hours a day from the Bangladesh Meteorological Department by dialing a dedicated number 10941 on mobile phones.

Bengali:

ভারতীয় আষাঢ়ের ও বাংলাদেশ কাছাকাছি 94B বিনিয়োগ
Robspeta (এক্সট্র্যাক্ট) দ্বারা মে 29, 2013 প্রকাশিত

(চিত্র: westernpacificweather.com)

আমরা এখনও দেখছেন অন্য এলাকায় বাংলাদেশ কাছাকাছি বঙ্গোপসাগরে একটি সক্রিয় কম চাপ এলাকা. এই এলাকা থেকে আর্দ্রতা অন্তঃপ্রবাহ বৃহস্পতিবার মাধ্যমে ভারী বৃষ্টি আনতে চলতে থাকবে কিন্তু সৌভাগ্যক্রমে এটি উইকএন্ডের দ্বারা বন্ধ দুর্বল করা হবে. কম সহ উপকূলবর্তী অঞ্চলে বন্যা একটি ক্রমাগত এবং গুরুতর ঝুঁকি আছে. অন্য দিকে এটি একটি তাই আপনার জন্য তাপমাত্রা অফ শীতল হবে ভারতে শুরু নৈর্ঋত বর্ষা জন্য পর্যায়ের সেটিং করা হয়.

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94B” – S.Bengal মধ্যে সরানো হয়েছে

বৃহস্পতিবার, মে 30, 2013
কম চাপ 94 বিগত 12 ঘন্টা সময় S.Bengal মধ্যে সরানো হয়েছে যে সর্বশেষ বিশ্লেষণ শো.

12:30 PM তে পোস্ট করা Satellite-র মধ্যে এ IR শো, S.Bengal, Jharkand এবং N, Central Odisha ওভার ভারী বৃষ্টি.
94B” এবং আষাঢ়ের সমস্ত কর্নাটক উপকূল বরাবর এবং N, Central কেরল ওভার দেখা যাচ্ছে, ভারি বৃষ্টির পুল প্রভাব দরুন.

বাংলাদেশ

রেকর্ড আবহাওয়া বুলেটিন এবং উপলব্ধ বন্যা পূর্বাভাস 24 ঘন্টা ডেডিকেটেড নম্বর ডায়াল করে বাংলাদেশ আবহাওয়া বিভাগ থেকে একটি দিন 10941 – মোবাইল ফোনে.

বাংলা:

Tropical Cyclone #01B #ONE #MAHASEN 160900Z near 23.7N 91.7E, moving NNE at 22 knots (JTWC). Landfall Bangladesh about 160200Z – 160513 1445z

(Image: wunderground.com) Storm-Centered Satellite Image (Click image for source)

(Image: wunderground.com) Five Day Forecast Map (Click image for source)

R S M C Bulletin

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY NO.43
RSMC TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TROPICAL STORM MAHASENADVISORY ISSUED AT 1200 UTC OF 16
th
MAY 2013 BASED
ON 0900 UTC CHARTS OF 16
TH
MAY 2013.
THE CYCLONIC STORM MAHASEN OVER NORTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL MOVED NORTHNORTHEASTWARDS DURING PAST 6 HOURS AT A SPEED OF ABOUT 50 KMPH AND CROSSED
BANGLADESH COAST BETWEEN CHITTAGONG AND FENI, NEAR LATITUDE 22.8ºN AND
LONGITUDE 91.4ºE (ABOUT 30 KM SOUTH OF FENI), AROUND 1330 HOURS IST OF TODAY,
THE 16
TH
MAY 2013.

IT LAY CENTRED AT 1430 HOURS IST OF 16
TH
MAY 2013 OVER
BANGLADESH NEAR LATITUDE 23.5
0
N AND LONGITUDE 92.0
0
E, ABOUT 75 KM SOUTHWEST OF
AIZAL (42727) AND 85 KM SOUTHEAST OF AGARTALA (42724). IT WOULD MOVE NORTHNORTHEASTWARDS AND WEAKEN INTO A DEEP DEPRESSION DURING NEXT 3-6 HOURS.
ACCORDING TO SATELLITE IMAGERIES, ASSOCIATED MODERATE TO INTENSE CONVECTION
IS SEEN OVER NORTH BAY OF BENGAL, GANGETIC WEST BENGAL, BANGLADESH, TRIPURA,
MIZORAM, MANIPUR, NAGALAND, MEGHALAYA, ASSAM, WEST ARUNACHAL PRADESH AND
NORTH ARAKAN COAST ADJOINING MYANMAR. THE LOWEST CLOUD TOP TEMPERATURE
(CTT) IS ABOUT -51
0
C.
SUSTAINED MAXIMUM SURFACE WIND SPEED IS ESTIMATED TO BE ABOUT 35 KNOTS
GUSTING TO 45 KNOTS AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE STATE OF THE SEA OVER
NORTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL IS ROUGH TO VERY ROUGH.
BASED ON LATEST ANALYSIS WITH NWP MODELS AND OTHER CONVENTIONAL TECHNIQUES,
ESTIMATED TRACK AND INTENSITY OF THE SYSTEM ARE GIVEN IN THE TABLE BELOW:
Date/Time(UTC) Position
(Lat.
0
N/ Long.
0
E)
Sustained maximum
surface wind speed (kmph)
Category
16-05-2013/0900 23.5/92.0 75-85 gusting to 95 Cyclonic Storm
16-05-2013/1200 24.0/92.5 55-65 gusting to 75 Deep Depression
16-05-2013/1800 25.5/94.0 45-55 gusting to 65 Depression
17-05-2013/0000 26.5/95.5 25-35 gusting to 45 Low
THIS IS THE LAST BULLETIN FOR THIS SYSTEM.

Cyclone Warning For Indian Coast

Time of issue: 1900 hours IST Dated: 16-05-2013
Bulletin No.: BOB 01/2013/33
Sub: Cyclonic Storm, MAHASEN weakened into Deep depression over Mizoram
The cyclonic storm MAHASEN over Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards and
weakened into a deep depression and lay centred at 1730 hours IST of 16
th
May 2013 over
Mizoram near latitude 24.0
0
N and longitude 92.5
0
E, about 35 km North of Aizal. It would move
northeastwards and weaken into a depression during next 6 hours.
Based on latest analysis with NWP models and other conventional techniques,
estimated track and intensity of the system are given in the Table below:
Date/Time(IST) Position
(Lat.
0
N/ Long.
0
E)
Sustained maximum
surface wind speed (kmph)
Category
16-05-2013/1730 24.0/92.5 50-60 gusting to 70 Deep Depression
16-05-2013/2330 25.5/94.0 35-45 gusting to 55 Depression
17-05-2013/0530 26.5/95.5 25-35 gusting to 45 Low
Under the influence of this system, Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy
falls at a isolated places would occur over South and east Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura
and Nagaland during next 24 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 50 -60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail over
South Assam, Mizoram, Manipur, Tripura and Nagaland during next 12 hours.
The next bulletin will be issued at 0230 hrs IST of the 17
th
May, 2013.

(Image: RSMC NEW DELHI) Observed & Forecast Track (Click image for source)

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC)

(Image: JTWC) TC Track (Click image for source)

(Image: JTWC) Multispectral Satellite Imagery (Click image for source)

WTIO31 PGTW 160900

MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//

SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (MAHASEN) WARNING NR 025//

RMKS/

1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (MAHASEN) WARNING NR 025

01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE

WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:

160600Z NEAR 23.0N 91.0E

MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS 025 DEGREES AT 22 KTS

POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 060 NM

POSITION BASED ON CENTER LOCATED BY SATELLITE

PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 045 KT, GUSTS 055 KT

WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REPEAT POSIT: 23.0N 91.0E

FORECASTS:

12 HRS, VALID AT:

161800Z 25.8N 93.9E

MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT

WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:

160900Z POSITION NEAR 23.7N 91.7E.

TROPICAL CYCLONE 01B (MAHASEN), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 53 NM

SOUTHEASTWARD OF DHAKA, BANGLADESH, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHEASTWARD

AT 22 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED MULTISPECTRAL

SATELLITE IMAGERY (MSI) REVEALS TC MAHASEN HAS MADE LANDFALL

NORTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG, BANGLADESH AND IS RAPIDLY FALLING APART AS

THE SYSTEM HAS BECOME DISORGANIZED. RADAR IMAGERY FROM KOLKATA,

INDIA ADDITIONALLY SHOWS THE RAPID WEAKENING AS CONVECTION HAS

SHALLOWED. TC 01B IS FORECAST TO ACCELERATE INTO THE MID-LATITUDE

WESTERLIES AND TRACK ACROSS NORTHEASTERN INDIA WHILE CONTINUALLY

WEAKENING AS IT ENCOUNTERS RUGGED TERRAIN AND HIGH (30 TO 40 KNOTS)

VERTICAL WIND SHEAR. TC 01B WILL DISSIPATE BELOW 35 KNOTS IN THE

NEXT 12 HOURS DUE TO THESE UNFAVORABLE CONDITIONS. THIS IS THE FINAL

WARNING ON THIS SYSTEM BY THE JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI.

THE SYSTEM WILL BE CLOSELY MONITORED FOR SIGNS OF REGENERATION.//

NNNN

Tracking Info For Tropical Cyclone One

(wunderground.com)

Time             Lat   Lon    Wind(mph)   Storm type
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06 GMT 05/10/13 4.8N 93.6E 40 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/10/13 5.5N 92.7E 40 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/10/13 6.1N 91.9E 40 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/11/13 7.0N 91.0E 45 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/11/13 7.7N 90.2E 50 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/11/13 8.8N 88.8E 60 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/11/13 9.3N 88.1E 60 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/12/13 10.2N 86.9E 60 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/12/13 10.0N 87.3E 50 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/12/13 10.2N 87.0E 50 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/12/13 10.7N 86.7E 50 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/13/13 11.5N 86.7E 60 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/13/13 11.8N 86.4E 60 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/13/13 12.4N 85.7E 60 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/13/13 12.9N 85.4E 60 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/14/13 13.7N 85.3E 60 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/14/13 14.2N 85.8E 50 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/14/13 14.8N 86.2E 50 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/14/13 15.4N 86.7E 50 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/15/13 16.4N 87.3E 50 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/15/13 17.5N 87.8E 50 Tropical Storm
12 GMT 05/15/13 18.5N 88.4E 50 Tropical Storm
18 GMT 05/15/13 19.6N 89.1E 60 Tropical Storm
00 GMT 05/16/13 20.5N 89.9E 60 Tropical Storm
06 GMT 05/16/13 23.0N 91.0E 50 Tropical Storm

TSR logoN Indian Ocean: Storm Alert issued at 16 May, 2013 6:00 GMT (Final Warning)

Tropical Storm MAHASEN (01B) currently located near 23.0 N 91.0 E is forecast to strike land to the following likelihood(s) at the given lead time(s):

Yellow Alert Country(s) or Province(s)
India
probability for TS is 90% currently
Bangladesh
probability for TS is 90% currently
Yellow Alert City(s) and Town(s)
Comilla (23.4 N, 91.2 E)
probability for TS is 90% currently
Barisal (22.7 N, 90.3 E)
probability for TS is 80% currently
Dhaka (23.7 N, 90.4 E)
probability for TS is 75% currently
Chittagong (22.3 N, 91.8 E)
probability for TS is 65% currently

Note that
Yellow Alert (Elevated) is CAT 1 or above to between 10% and 30% probability, or TS to above 50% probability.
CAT 1 means Severe Cyclonic Storm strength winds of at least 74 mph, 119 km/h or 64 knots 1-min sustained.
TS means Tropical Storm strength winds of at least 39 mph, 63 km/h or 34 knots 1-min sustained.

For graphical forecast information and further details please visit http://www.tropicalstormrisk.com/

Tropical storm Mahasen struck Bangladesh at about 02:00 GMT on 16 May.

Source: Tropical Storm Risk Thu, 16 May 2013 08:20 AM

Author: Tropical Storm Risk

Tropical storm Mahasen struck Bangladesh at about 02:00 GMT on 16 May.Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall was near 21.1 N, 90.2 E.Mahasen brought 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 92 km/h (57 mph).Wind gusts in the area may have been considerably higher.

The information above is provided for guidance only and should not be used to make life or death decisions or decisions relating to property. Anyone in the region who is concerned for their personal safety or property should contact their official national weather agency or warning centre for advice.

This alert is provided by TropicalStorm Risk (TSR) which is sponsored by Aon Benfield, Crawford & Company and University College London (UCL).

Refugees Refuse to move ahead of Mahasen

Published on May 15, 2013 by

cyclone

Thousands of Muslim Refugees along the Burma coastline are refusing to evacuate ahead of Cyclone Mahasen.

Camps dot the Burma coastline after thousands fled Clashes between Buddhist and Muslims over the past year.  Sittwe is where the largest of the evacuations are taking place.  A low lying area near the coast where thousands of make shift homes have been set up.  Most of these “buildings” are made out of mud, cloth and wood.

But, Reuters reports that many of the residents are refusing to leave and move yet again. One resident was quoted as saying “I lost my mother and two imagesyoung daughters during the clashes between Muslims and Rakhine (Buddhists) last year. I lost everything. That’s why I pray to Allah to let all the people from here die with the storm. I don’t want to go nowhere. I’ll stay here. If I die, I want to die here.”

Even Myanmar’s Vice PresidentNyan Tun visits the internal displaced people camp in Rakhine states on Tuesday (May 14) to persuade them to relocate but many refuse to go.

The storm already taking the lives of nearly 100 people yesterday in a boat capsizing. In Sri Lanka seven deaths due to heavy rains was reported.  These low lying camps and the people that live in them if they stay in place ahead of this storm they will be putting themselves at a serious risk. Cyclone Mahasen is not a severe storm by any means. And most first world countries would laugh at this storm as a minor nuisance. But these villages where the storm is headed will under severe threat.

.” – westernpacificweather.com

For complete updates please check out our Tropical Information Center. 

What makes Mahansen so dangerous

Published on May 13, 2013 by

“Cyclone Mahansen continues to be only forecasted to become a equivalent of a weak typhoon before landfall in Bangladesh on Thursday. To many around the world and especially first world countries this sounds like a gentle breeze to ride out in the coming days.

Yet many of those living in low lying areas in Myanmar this storm is a very real and serious threat.   Nearly 130,000 people are living in makeshift camps near the coastal plains of the country after fleeing violence between clashes Buddhist and Muslims in western portions of the country. These cyclonecamps are not made to withstand cyclone, even a weak one. And this pending storms brings the threat of a disaster if it is to hit of these refugee camps as a Severe Cyclonic System.

At this time the worst of the storm is forecasted to stay west but with the pending track still uncertain. Even if the was to miss the refugee camps a heavy rainfall would still bring harsh conditions for those who make the area home.  We hope for the safety of those ahead of the storm.

It would be easy to say this area is used to deadly storms. In 2008 the country suffered 180,000 casualties when a cyclone hit the Irrawaddy River delta.  In 1991 a cyclone hit a little farther north in Bangledesh resulting in the deaths of 350,000 people.

” – westernpacificweather.com

Storm Surge Inundates 25 villages in Bangladesh

Published on May 16, 2013 by

This article comes from https://chittagong.recovers.org/ , if you need help or wish to help the recovery efforts from this storm please click the link.

CYCLONE MAHASEN Storm surge inundates 25 Patuakhali villages STAR ONLINE REPORT At least 25 villages of four upazilas of Patuakhali were flooded Wednesday night as storm surge washed away flood control dams with the Cyclone Mahasen approaching the coastal region.

Many of the marooned people of the villages rushed to cyclone shelters and other high lands after the high tide stormed made way into their villages stormaround 11:00pm, our Patuakhali correspondent reported.

The upazilas are: Kolapara, Golachipa, Rangabali and Dashmina.

The storm surge of at least five feet height was reported in the villages.

Meanwhile, the Patuakhali town went under at least four feet of tide early morning as a drizzle continues to pour since Wednesday evening.

Our correspondent reported that the local Met office recorded a 60kph wind in the town last night. It is 70kph in Kuakata, a popular tourist destination.

Some of the inundated people have yet to leave their houses for safer place.

UN OCHA Flash Update 6, Cyclone Mahasen, Bangladesh and Myanmar

“Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, which has been downgraded to a tropical storm, made landfall in Bangladesh on the morning of 16 May (local time), bringing strong winds and heavy rains to Chittagong and surrounding districts. On its current path, it will continue to move northeast from Myanmar and towards the eastern states of India. The current speed at the centre of the storm is around 80 km/h and is expected to reduce its wind speed to 55 km/h as it continues to move inland.

In Bangladesh, an estimated one million people were evacuated from 13 coastal districts in the 24-hour prior to the arrival of the storm. A tidal surge has caused floods in the districts of Barguna, Bhola, Patuakhali, Nohakhali and Laxmipur. The Government has not declared a disaster, and no request for international assistance has been received at this time.

The United Nations met this morning in Dhaka and committed to working collaboratively with the Government and to provide support where required. Humanitarian partners report they are ready to respond. While people have moved to evacuation centres, there have been some instances of resistance due to multiple factors including changes in weather conditions.

The Bangladesh Government, through its Cyclone Preparedness Programme (CPP) has broadcast pre-cyclone Public Service Announcements (PSAs), carrying preparedness messages endorsed by the Department of Disaster Management via national radio. Post-cyclone messages for affected people are on standby to be broadcast immediately after the cyclone has passed.

A distribution plan for food assistance has been developed by humanitarian agencies, to supplement Government food and cash reserves. Essential nutrition and emergency WASH supplies have been pre-positioned for approximately 43,000 households in vulnerable districts. More than 6,000 family kits and two mobile water treatment units have been transferred to Chittagong.

In Myanmar, while it appears that the storm has moved further away from Rakhine state, heavy rain is still expected. Approximately 250 staff members of humanitarian organisations are in country and remain on standby and ready to respond; a number of them with expertise in rapid assessments. Assessment teams will begin assessment of affected sites as soon as possible after the storm subsides.

Assessment teams and protection monitoring continued working today at various camps with the assistance of community leaders, religious leaders, and international aid workers to help alleviate concerns of those resistant to move.

The government estimates nearly 78,000 people from 13 townships in Rakhine State have been relocated in total. UN agencies maintain that all measures must be taken to ensure that no lives are under undue threat. Some communities continued to resist relocatation to Government buildings but were eventually persuaded to move into other nearby locations, including schools, madrasas, and with host communities.

OCHA, UNHCR and UNICEF led training sessions today for staff on inter-sectoral rapid assessment, as agencies and humanitarian partners will initiate a post-storm assessment process across Rakhine in the coming days. The assessment will address the current needs of people in the relocation sites as well as requirements for their future return. At this time, it is unclear when the relocated communities will return to their places of temporary settlement, or whether other options will be made available for some.

Although Mahasen has passed Rakhine State, it is clear that many thousands are still accommodated in areas which make them more vulnerable to the elements and this must not continue. The Government of the United Kingdom today pledged a £4.4 million (US$6.7 million) humanitarian aid package for IDPs in Rakhine State ahead of the cyclone and rainy seasons. The aid package will provide 80,000 people with access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation facilities; treatment for malnourished children; and, hygiene kits for 40,000 people.

OCHA expects to issue another Flash Update tomorrow.” – unocha

Cyclone Mahasen hits Bangladeshi coast

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Published on 16 May 2013

Hundreds of thousands of people in Bangladesh have been evacuated, as Cyclone Mahasen approached one of the poorest countries in Asia with winds of around 100km per hour. Similar measures have been taken in Myanmar however, some displaced people in Rakhine state have ignored calls for them to evacuate camps. The UN said that more than 4.1 million people could be at risk from the cyclone, which started crossing Bangladesh’s low-lying coast on Thursday.

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METAREA8N / HIGH_SEAS_WARNING / 1750

WTIN01 DEMS 151750

SHIPPING BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N),NORTH OF EQUATOR

VALID FOR 24/48 HOURS FROM 900 UTC 15 MAY 2013

PART I:- STORM WARNING

PART II:-

THE CYCLONIC STORM (MAHASEN) OVER WEST CENTRAL BAY OF

BENGAL MOVED NORTHEASTWARDS AND LAY CENTRED AT 1200 UTC

OF YESTERDAY THE, 14TH MAY 2013 WITHIN HALF A DEG. OF

LAT. 14.5 DEG. N / LONG. 86.0 DEG. E, ABOUT 850 KMS

NORTHWEST OF PORTBLAIR, 460 KMS SOUTHEAST OFVISHAKHAPATNAM

650 KMS SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF PARADIP 1060 KMS SOUTHWEST OF

CHITTAGONG (.)IT MOVED FURTHER NORTHEASTWARDS AND NOW

LIES CENTERED AT 0300 UTC OF TODAY THE,15TH MAY 2013

WITHIN HALF A DEG. OF LAT. 16.5 DEG.N /LONG. 87.0 EG.E,

ABOUT 800 KMS NORTH WEST OF PORT BLAIR,380 KMS EAST

SOUTHEAST OF SHKHAPAYNAM,520 KMS SOUTH SOUTHEAST OF

PARADIP AND 820 KMS SOUTHWEST OF CHITTAGONG (.)IT

WOULD INESIFY FURTHER AND MOVE EASTWARDS AND CROSS

BANGLA DESH COAST DURING NIGHT OF16TH MAY 2013(.)

CONDITIONS ARE BECOMING FAVOURABLE FOR ONSET OF

SOUTHWEST MONSOON OVER SOUTH ANDAMAN SEA AND ADJOINING

SOUTHEAST BAY OF BENGAL DURING NEXT 48 HOURS(.)

WEATHER SEASONAL OVER REST MET AREA VIII (N)

ARB: A1 ARABIAN SEA EQUATOR TO 10 DEG. N AND W OF 80

DEG.E(.)

A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOUR

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-

1)N OF 05 DEG N:MAINLY NW/W-LY 10/15 KTS(.)

2)S OF 05 DEG N:SW/W-LY 20/25 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:- FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM (.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-3-4 M(.)

A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOUR

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-

1)N OF 05 DEG N:MAINLY NW/W-LY 10/15 KTS(.)

2)S OF 05 DEG N:SW/W-LY 20/25 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:- FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM (.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-3-4 M(.)

ARB: A2 ARABIAN SEA N. OF 10 DEG N.AND W OF 80 DEG E(.)

A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-W/NW-LY 10/15 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:-ISOLATED RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:8-6 NM(.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1-2 M(.)

A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-W/NW-LY 10/15 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:-ISOLATED RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:8-6 NM(.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1-2 M(.)

BOB:A3 BAY OF BENGAL EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N AND EOF 80 DEG

E(.)

A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS(.)

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-W/SW-LY 15/20 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS (.)

III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM (.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-2-3 M (.)

A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS(.)

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-W/SW-LY 15/20 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:-SCATTERED RA/TS (.)

III)VISIBILITY:-6-4 NM (.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-2-3 M (.)

BOB: A4:- BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E

(.)

A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS(.)

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-CYCLONIC 30/40 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:- WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:-0-1 NM(.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-5-6 M(.)

A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS(.)

I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-CYCLONIC 30/40 KTS(.)

II)WEATHER:- WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)

III)VISIBILITY:-0-1 NM(.)

IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-5-6 M(.)

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Indian Ocean Forecast System (INDOFOS)

High Wind-Wave Alert

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : NicobarComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Portblair
High wind waves in the range of 2.5-5.0 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 15-05-2013 to 23:30 hours of 16-05-2013 along the west and east coast of Nicobar Islands between Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel.

Wave Height

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Port-Blair

High Wind-Wave Alert

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : AndamanComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Portblair
High wind waves in the range of 2.5-5.0 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 15-05-2013 to 23:30 hours of 16-05-2013 along the west and east coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel.

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Port-Blair

High Wind-Wave Alert

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : Tamil NaduComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Pondicherry
High wind waves in the range of 2.5 5.0 meters are predicted during 02:30 hrs on 16-05-2013 to 23:30 hrs on 17-05-2013 along the Kolachal to kilakarai of Southern Tamil Nadu.
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Kolachal

High Wind-Wave Watch

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : OrissaComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Gopalpur
High wind waves in the range of 2.5 to 4.8 meters are predicted during 17:30 hrs on 15-05-2013 to 23:30 hrs on 16-05-2013 along the coast from Gopalpur to Baleshwar of Orissa coast.
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Wave Height

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Gopalpur

High Wind-Wave Watch

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : West Bengal
High wind waves in the range of 2.5 to 4.8 meters are predicted during 17:30 hrs on 15-05-2013 to 23:30 hrs on 16-05-2013 along the coast from False point to Sagar Island of West Bengal coast.
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Sagar-Roads

High Wind-Wave Watch

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : KeralaComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Kollam
High wind waves in the range of 2.5-4.5 meters are forecasted during 02:30 hours on 16-05-2013 to 23:30 hours of 17-05-2013 along the Kerala coast between Vizhinjam to Kasargod.
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Wave Height

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Quilon

High Wind-Wave Watch

Issue Date :15/05/2013 Region : LakshadweepComparisions of wave forecast with Observations : Agatti
High wind waves in the range of 2.0-3.6 meters are forecasted during 0830 hours on 15-05-2013 to 2330 hours of 17-05-2013 along Lakshadweep Islands between Minicoy to Bitra.
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Minicoy

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Tropical Cyclone #01B #ONE #MAHASEN 120900Z near 10.2N 87.1E, moved NW at 12 knots (JTWC) – 120513 0900z

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Tropical Cyclone #01B #ONE #MAHASEN 130900Z near 12.1N 86.3E, moved NW at 04 knots (JTWC) 1305130900z

India to Myanmar Possible Targets for Developing Tropical Cyclone

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By Eric Leister

A large zone of unsettled weather near and south of India has resulted in the formation of one tropical cyclone, and another may form soon.

The first area, just east of Sri Lanka, will pose the greatest threat to land, as the potential tropical cyclone could bring impacts to areas from India to Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Farther south, Tropical Cyclone 24S formed on Wednesday from this broad area of unsettled weather.

The above satellite image from Thursday shows clouds associated with Tropical Cyclone 24S well south of India. Also seen is a cluster of showers and thunderstorms just southeast of Sri Lanka that could develop into another tropical cyclone.

Close monitoring of the area near Sri Lanka will be needed into the upcoming weekend for possible development.

If tropical development does occur to the east of Sri Lanka, the expected track of this tropical cyclone…

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Myanmar: Fire kills 13 boys at mosque in Yangon; police blame electrical problem, some fear arson linked to sectarian violence – 020413 1410z

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A fire engulfed a mosque housing orphans in Myanmar’s largest city Tuesday morning, killing at least 13 children in the blaze that police blamed on an electrical short.

Riot police were deployed nearby as some Muslims gathering outside the charred building feared the fire was linked to sectarian violence that has shaken the nation.
Police officer Thet Lwin said the fire was triggered by an overheated inverter “and not due to any criminal activity.”
Myanmar has been on edge after sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims erupted in the central city of Meikhtila in March, killing dozens of people and displacing more than 10,000.
The violence that has largely targeted Muslims has since spread to several other towns where extremist Buddhist mobs have torched or ransacked mosques and Muslim-owned property.
The mosque is in eastern Yangon.
Thet Lwin said about 75 orphans lived there and most escaped safely by running out of a door police knocked open.
It was not immediately clear how the 13 victims became trapped.
Firefighters extinguished the blaze, and the two-story building was charred but intact.
Tuesday, 02 April, 2013 at 03:27 UTC RSOE

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Burma mosque fire kills 13 children

Tuesday 2 April 2013 06.45 BST

Police say electrical fault caused blaze at Muslim orphanage as country remains on edge from communal violence

“Thirteen children have died in a fire at an orphanage that operates from a mosque in Yangon, Burma‘s main city. Police quickly put the blaze down to an electrical fault amid tensions over communal violence between Muslims and Buddhists.

The fire started at 3am and trapped 16 children in a small loft, a mosque member said. Three jumped to safety but the others perished.

After the fire security forces and three trucks of riot police blocked off roads around the two-storey compound in eastern Yangon which encompasses a mosque, a Muslim school and a dormitory. There were no reports of violence but around 200 people gathered nearby, some of them Muslims who expressed suspicions the fire had been set intentionally.

Security bars blocked most of the white building’s windows, which were marked by black smoke in the late morning. The building burned from the inside and firefighters had extinguished the flames before dawn.

Police officer Thet Lwin, speaking at the scene, said the fire was triggered by an electrical short “and not due to any criminal activity” but was jeered by the crowd for saying so.

Myanmar has been on edge after sectarian violence between Buddhists and Muslims erupted in the central city of Meikhtila in March, killing dozens of people and displacing more than 10,000. The violence that has largely targeted Muslims has since spread to several other towns where extremists have torched or ransacked mosques and Muslim-owned property.” – guardian.co.uk

Fire kills 13 children at mosque in tense Myanmar; police blame electrical problem

By Erika Kinetz, The Associated Press April 2, 2013 6:30 AM

“YANGON, Myanmar – Police in Myanmar said they were investigating the head of a mosque and a Muslim teacher for possible negligence after a pre-dawn fire swept a religious dormitory Tuesday, killing 13 children in a blaze that raised new concern over sectarian tensions that have plagued the country since anti-Muslim violence hit the nation’s heartland last month.

Authorities blamed the fire on an electrical short circuit and deployed riot police to maintain calm. But some Muslims remained suspicious, saying it was set intentionally.

Myanmar has been on edge after sectarian unrest between Buddhists and Muslims erupted in the central city of Meikhtila in March, killing dozens of people and displacing more than 12,000, mostly Muslims. The violence has since spread to several other towns where extremist Buddhist mobs have torched or ransacked mosques and Muslim-owned property.

Police officer Thet Lwin said about 75 children lived in the torched compound in eastern Yangon which encompasses a mosque, a school and a dormitory and most were able to escape by running out of a door rescue workers knocked open. Security bars blocked most of the building’s windows, which were stained by black smoke hours after firefighters put out the flames.

Mosque member Soe Myint said most of the children, who had been sent to the religious boarding school by their parents, were sleeping on the ground floor when the blaze began and were able to flee.

But 16 were sleeping in a small loft and were trapped when the stairs to it caught fire. Three boys jumped to safety and the rest died, he said.

Soe Myint, who said he helped carry the dead out of the mosque, said he did not believe the fire was caused by a short circuit and urged authorities to launch a thorough investigation.

“The whole mosque smelled of diesel,” he said. “We don’t use diesel at the school.”

Yangon Division Chief Minister Myint Swe told reporters late Tuesday that police discovered a diesel container underneath a staircase. He said the fuel was normally used to power a mosque generator when the electricity is out.

Hla Myint, whose 15-year-old nephew died in the blaze, waited in a crowd outside Yangon General Hospital, where the dead were taken. Two trucks of riot police were parked nearby.

“We sent him to school only yesterday and today he is dead,” she said. “We are so sad we can’t express it.”

Later Tuesday, several thousand mourners gathered at a cemetery on the outskirts of Yangon for a group burial. The charred bodies of the children were wrapped in white cloth before being lowered into the ground as women wept nearby.

U.S. Ambassador Derek Mitchell issued a statement saying he was “deeply saddened” by the deaths. He also called on the government to “conduct a thorough and transparent investigation into the cause.”

Authorities are investigating the head of the mosque and a teacher, but no arrests had been made, said city Police Chief Win Naing. “As the two people in charge, they are responsible for this and we have to take action against them,” he said.

Win Naing said the fire started in a voltage regulator under the stairs that led to the sleeping loft and that firefighters had to break two locks on the door of the mosque to rescue the survivors. He ruled out arson, saying that three police were guarding the mosque and saw no one approach the building before the fire started.

Speaking in the immediately hours after the blaze, Thet Lwin, the policeman, blamed the fire on an electrical short circuit “and not due to any criminal activity.”

Every time he mentioned the word “electrical short,” though, angry Muslims shouted and began banging on vehicles with their fists.

He also appealed to journalists for help. “We need the media’s support in Yangon. Please don’t report that there is conflict in Yangon. We’re here to stop conflict,” he said.

Security forces and three trucks of riot police blocked off roads around the scarred building in Yangon as a crowd of 200 onlookers, mostly Muslims, gathered.

Zaw Min Htun, a member of a local Muslim youth organization, said he raced to the mosque after hearing it was on fire. He said he entered the charred building and also smelled fuel.

“Muslims are very angry,” he said, calling on authorities to investigate. “The children are innocent. … Someone burned the mosque.”

The recent upsurge in sectarian unrest in Myanmar has cast a shadow over President Thein Sein’s administration as it struggles to make democratic changes after a half century of military rule. His government has warned that the violence could threaten the reform process.

Hundreds of people were killed last year and more than 100,000 made homeless in violence in western Myanmar between ethnic Rakhine Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims. On March 20, unrest hit the central town of Meikhtila for several days and then spread to several villages farther south, near the capital, Naypyitaw.

The violence has spooked people in Yangon, where late last month false rumours swirled of mosque burnings and authorities told some shops to close as a precautionary measure. Yangon is about 550 kilometres (340 miles) south of Meikhtila.

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Associated Press photographer Gemunu Amarasinghe contributed to this report.

Myanmar (Burma) riot deaths rise to 32, Over 9,600 made homeless – 240313 1240z

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Footage has emerged showing the devastation in the Burmese town of Meiktila where a state of emergency has been imposed following three days of violence between Buddhists and Muslims.

A statement on behalf of President Thein Sein said the move would enable the military to help restore order in the riot-hit town, south of Mandalay.

Tin Htar Swe from the BBC Burmese Service explained what triggered the violence which is reported to have killed at least 20 people.

 

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Myanmar communal riot: Death toll rises to 32

IBN Posted on Mar 24, 2013 at 05:32pm IST

“Yangon: The death toll in a communal riot in Meikthila in northern Myanmar has risen to 32, state-run media reported. According to Xinhua, the state radio and TV said in a broadcast that many bodies were found while clearing the debris.

The riot left over 9,600 people homeless out of a populations of 500,000 in Meikhtila. However, the situation was calm after security was tightened since Friday.

Relief and rehabilitation work are underway in riot-hit areas and the victims have been accommodated at six relief camps.

The riot was sparked by a brawl between buyers and sellers over a bit of gold clip at a gold shop on Wednesday.

According to official sources, 152 houses, one education office and 13 religious buildings were burnt while two motor vehicles and three motorcycles were destroyed.

On Friday, President U Thein Sein declared a state of emergency in four townships – Meikhtila, Wandwin, Mahlaing and Thazi.” – IBN

Myanmar (Burma): Team digging for buried WW2 Spitfires have now concluded that none exist – 170213 1645z

“The hunt for up to 36 planes which many believed had been buried in Burma at the end of World War Two ends in disappointment.

SKY NEWS 3:45am UK, Sunday 17 February 2013

Burma Excavation

By Mark Stone, Asia Correspondent

A group of archaeologists, historians and scientists have admitted defeat in a mystery which has spanned decades.

After just over a month of digging for lost World War Two Spitfire planes in Burma they have concluded that none exists.

“No Spitfires were delivered in crates and buried at RAF Mingaladon (in Burma) during 1945 and 1946,” a statement from the company funding the search read.

Rather than discovering the iconic World War Two planes, the team uncovered evidence which suggested that it would have been impossible to have buried them.

Burma Excavation
Archaeologists have been left disappointed (Gavin Longhurst, Wargaming)

“(The) documents tell a story of appalling weather conditions at Mingaladon (airbase) and shortages of everything from heavy equipment to timber and labour all of which we believe suggests it would be almost impossible that the Royal Air Force could have buried aircraft thirty feet deep in wooden crates even if it had wanted to do so,” a statement from the team said.

“The team now believes, based on clear documentary evidence, as well as the evidence from the fieldwork, that no Spitfires were delivered in crates and buried.

“Most significantly, the archival records show that the RAF unit that handled shipments through Rangoon docks 41 Embarkation Unit only received 37 aircraft in total from three transport ships between 1945 and 1946.

“None of the crates contained Spitfires and most appear to have been re-exported in the autumn of 1946,” the statement concluded.

The group of experts flew out to Burma in January to begin digging at a site within the perimeter fence of Yangon international airport.

The trip had followed years of dedicated research by a farmer and aviation enthusiast from Lincolnshire.

David Cundall’s life ambition was a determination to uncover the mystery of the lost Burma Spitfires.

His firm belief that the spitfires existed stemmed from rumours and indirect documentary evidence.

In 1996 he was told that the rare MarkXIV Spitfires had been declared surplus to requirements at the end of the war and buried in crates rather than being shipped home.

Evidence from the UK National Archives and other sources had supported the claim that surplus equipment was, on occasion, buried rather than repatriated.

Mr Cundall subsequently gathered eyewitness testimony from eight surviving servicemen who claimed they saw the burial.

Three separate sites were excavated by the aviation enthusiasts and archaeologists but nothing was found.

As many as 36 planes were believed to have been buried at the airport, which was under British occupation during World War Two and called RAF Mingaladon.

The team left the UK with 17 years of research and a firm belief that as many as 140 of the planes were buried in near pristine condition at various sites by American military engineers at the end of the war.

Until mid-January, the team remained confident and committed to the search.

A series of images from a specialist camera at one site promoted some early excitement.

“The images I have seen are not conclusive but it is very encouraging that we have found a wooden crate in the same area where the Americans buried the Spitfires,” Mr Cundall said at the time.

“The water is muddy, it’s causing problems, we can’t see through the water and we will have to pump the water out before we can give more information.”

By late January confusion surrounded the project with the team’s spokesman forced to deny reports that the search had been called off.

“We haven’t found any yet,” Frazer Nash told Sky News at the end of January.

“We’re still looking. Just because we haven’t found them, it doesn’t mean they are not here.” he said.

However, just three weeks later the team has now conceded that none were ever buried in Burma.

The excavation had been given approval at the highest authority with UK Prime Minister David Cameron raising the issue with the Burmese Government on a visit to the country last year.

Years of military dictatorship in Burma had prevented the search from taking place earlier but political reforms over the past two years gave the team the go-ahead.

In a statement, the CEO of Wargaming, Victor Kisly, said: “We chose to support the Spitfire project because we found the story fascinating.

We wanted to be a part of this unique archaeological investigation of an enduring mystery whether we found planes or not.

“We are delighted our team has shown how good research can help tell a great story about not just the warplanes themselves, but the people who flew, maintained and care about them to this day. he said.” – Sky News

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Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat adrift for 10 days, 1 dead – 040213 1740z

Sri Lanka rescues 138 stranded on sinking boat

Updated Sun Feb 3, 2013 8:47pm AEDT

Sailors help a rescued boy to disembark from a Sri Lanka Navy vessel at Oluvil harbour today. Sri Lanka’s navy on Sunday rescued 138 Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island’s east coast, officials said. (Photo: France 24 English)

“The Sri Lankan Navy has rescued more than 100 Bangladeshi and Burmese nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island’s eastern coast.

Navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya says one passenger was found dead while many of the 138 plucked from the boat were dehydrated.

He says it is not known where the vessel was heading or whether they were asylum seekers.

“We sent three ships for the rescue at a location 80 kilometres off the eastern coast of Akkaraipattu,” he said.

“Some have been admitted to a local hospital. Others are being taken to Colombo.”

The rescue came as Sri Lanka steps up naval patrols to check fishing boats taking would-be asylum seekers to Australia.

Sri Lankan authorities have arrested more than 1,200 people trying to leave the island illegally last year.

Many of those who make the perilous journey pay up to $3,000 for a place on trawlers run by people-smugglers.” – abc.net.au

“AFP – Sri Lanka’s navy on Sunday rescued 138 Bangladeshis and Myanmar nationals from a sinking fishing vessel off the island’s east coast, officials said.
One passenger was found dead while many of the 138 plucked from the boat were dehydrated, said navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya, adding that the vessel had been adrift for 10 days before it sank on Sunday.
“We sent three ships for the rescue at a location 50 miles (80 kilometres) off the eastern coast of Akkaraipattu,” Warnakulasuriya told AFP. “Some have been admitted to a local hospital.”
Police said 14 were Myanmar nationals while the others were Bangladeshis.
Fifteen of the survivors, including two women and two children, were hospitalised with acute dehydration, police said in a statement.
“We have difficulty in communicating with the survivors so we have asked the two embassies to send us translators,” police spokesman Prishantha Jayakody told AFP.
He said statements of survivors would be recorded and they would be moved to a temporary shelter in Colombo under judicial supervision. In the meantime, the authorities at Oluvil fishing harbour were giving them shelter.
“We are certain that they were not trying to enter Sri Lanka, but their boat developed trouble in mid-sea and they drifted close to our shores,” Jayakody said.
The early-morning rescue came amid stepped up naval patrols to deter Sri Lankan fishing boats from taking would-be illegal immigrants to Australia.
Authorities arrested more than 1,200 people trying to leave the island illegally last year. Many of those who make the perilous journey pay up to $3,000 for a place on trawlers run by people-smugglers.
Warnakulasuriya said the passengers rescued on Sunday identified themselves as Bangladeshi and Myanmar nationals but it was not yet known where they came from or were headed.
Reports from local fishermen alerted fishing authorities who in turn asked for help from the navy which mounted a 20-hour search and rescue operation, officials said.
They said it was unclear if those identified as Myanmar nationals were Rohingya — members of a stateless Muslim minority described by the UN as one of the world’s most persecuted groups — who had fled Myanmar.
An explosion of tensions between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Myanmar’s western state of Rakhine since June 2012 has triggered an seaborne exodus of Rohingya.
Thailand’s navy blocked more than 200 Rohingya boat people from entering the kingdom late last month as part of a new policy, under which they will be given food and water but barred from landing if their boat is seaworthy.
Sailors assist rescued survivors on a Sri Lanka Navy vessel at Oluvil harbour today. One passenger was found dead while many of the 138 plucked from the boat were dehydrated, said navy spokesman Kosala Warnakulasuriya, adding that the vessel had been adrift for 10 days before it sank on Sunday.
Sailors help rescued survivors at Oluvil fisheries harbour in eastern Sri Lanka today. Fifteen of the survivors, including two women and two children, were hospitalised with acute dehydration, police said in a statement.” – thestateless.com

 

Myanmar (Burma): Bus plunges 40 metres in Arakan Mountains killing 14 and injuring 33 – 230113 1800z

A passenger bus travelling from Rangoon to Arakan State swerved off the road and fell down a mountainside on Wednesday, killing people 14 and injuring 33 others, according to initial Burmese police reports.

The accident occurred on Wednesday morning at 3 am, about 30 miles away from Taungup Township, when an overnight bus travelling through the Arakan Mountains in western Burma plunged 40 meters down a mountain slope, a post on the official Facebook page of the Myanmar Police Force said.

The report provided few details of the accident, other than mentioning that it had been caused by “a problem with the brakes” of the bus.

Medical staff at the Taungup Township Hospital told The Irrawaddy by telephone on Wednesday that 17 of 33 surviving crash victims were in a serious condition, adding that 12 had already transferred to the larger hospital in Thandwe City.

The other five severely injured victims were receiving treatment in Taungup Township Hospital, local staff said, adding that most victims suffered broken limbs and head trauma.

Min Aung, chairman of the National League for Democracy party in Taungup Township, said he was taking part in the rescue effort, adding that the mountainous conditions made it difficult for authorities and rescue workers to retrieve the victims from the crash site.

“The injured people were sent to the hospital with other buses,” he said. “As the bus fell a very long way down, we are still collecting the dead bodies.”

“It takes about 30 minutes to bring a dead body up to the road,” Min Aung added. Si Thu Lwin, a friend of a man called Win Zaw, who was being treated in Taungup Hospital, said that it remained unclear what had caused the bus to swerve off the road and into the valley below.

“My friend cannot speak well at the moment. He managed to tell me that the bus went down into the valley, but he did not know why,” Si Thu Lwin said.

There are dozens of passenger buses that make daily trips from Rangoon to Thandweusually at nightand accidents on the way are common.

The death toll in Wednesday’s crash however, is believed to be one of the highest in recent years. Road connections between Rangoon and Arakan State on Burma’s western coast pass through the Arakan Mountains, where poor roads are a constant hazard to passenger and goods transport.

Local businessman Kyauk Taun is understood to have won a bid for a government order to renovate the roads in the region several years ago.

Currently, he is collecting road fees from cars and buses passing through, yet much of the roads remain in an extremely poor condition.

Wednesday, 23 January, 2013 at 12:25 (12:25 PM) UTC RSOE

Myanmar: Team to start dig for buried WW2 Spitfires, believed in good condition in crates – 040113 2235Z

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Myanmar signs deal to begin excavation of British Spitfire fighter planes from World War II

Myanmar has signed a deal with a British aviation enthusiast to allow the excavation of a World War II treasure: dozens of Spitfire fighter planes buried by the British almost 70 years ago.

Aviation enthusiast David J. Cundall discovered the locations of the aircraft after years of searching. The planes are believed to be in good condition, since they were reportedly packed in crates and hidden by British forces to keep them out of the hands of invading Japanese.

The British Embassy said Wednesday that the agreement was reached after discussions between President Thein Sein and British Prime Minister David Cameron during his visit to Myanmar earlier this year.

The excavation of the rare planes is slated to begin by the end of October.

– washingtonpost.com (Link to full story)

Credit: @WilliamsJon

04 Jan 2913:

Burma Spitfires: Team To Start Dig For Lost Planes

Experts hope to dig up a hoard of planes from a jungle in Burma and restore them so they can fly at UK airshows.

By Tom Parmenter, Sky News Correspondent

“A British team is preparing to fly out to Burma in an attempt to recover a hoard of “lost” World War Two Spitfire planes.

Aviation archaeologists believe 36 of the famous aircraft were buried in 1945 and have not been disturbed since.

Lincolnshire farmer David Cundall has spent over 15 years trying to pinpoint their location and then organise everything needed for a careful archaeological dig.

Mr Cundall told Sky News that he believed the planes were buried at the end of the war.

He said: “We have eyewitnesses who actually saw them being buried. The war was over so somebody gave the order to dig a big hole and bury them.”

Mr Cundall said the planes were buried “at depth” and so would not be corroded by oxygen.

“I’m totally convinced that they will be restorable. We want to restore them to flying condition so we can see them flying at air shows in three years time.”

The Spitfires were flown out to the Far East to support the Burma campaign towards the end of the war but were never actually used in conflict.

The team believe they are buried 10 metres underground on the site of Rangoon International Airport

On a visit to the country last year Prime Minister David Cameron signed an agreement with Burmese authorities to co-operate on the project.

The excavation is due to start next week.

Project Archaeologist Andy Brockman said: “This a rigorous, evidence-driven archaeological process – we are solving the mystery of what happened. It is a fascinating mystery.”

The team will make an announcement about their findings later in January.” – Sky News

Full story and video: Burma Spitfires – Team To Start Dig For Lost Planes

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Myanmar (Burma): Fuel tanker train explosion kills 25 and injures about 62 – 091112 1830z

Twenty-five people were killed in northern Myanmar when a derailed tanker train burst into flames as they were trying to skim fuel from its overturned carriages, state television reported Friday.

The report said 62 other people were injured Friday morning after the train hauling seven carriages of gasoline and two of diesel derailed near Kantbalu about 800 kilometers (500 miles) north of Yangon. It was travelling from Yangon to the Kachin state capital of Myitkyina.

The cause of the accident was not given. The report said the injured were being treated at two nearby hospitals.

A witness, Myint Kyi, told the U.S.-funded broadcaster Radio Free Asia that the dead included 16 men, seven women and two bodies so badly burned their gender was not immediately apparent. He gave the number of injured as 74.

Friday, 09 November, 2012 at 17:03 (05:03 PM) UTC RSOE

Myanmar to reopen ‘Death Railway’ immortalised in the film“The Bridge on the River Kwai”

Published: 20/05/2012
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Myanmar aims to restore a stretch of the infamous “Death Railway” to Thailand which was initially built by Japanese-held prisoners of war, the minister in charge of the scheme says.

Map of the Burma Railway (wikipedia.org)
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The railway was immortalised in the Oscar-winning film “The Bridge on the River Kwai” which showed the dreadful working conditions endured by tens of thousands of POWs who built the track during World War II.

Bridge spanning the River Mae Klong on “Death Railway” (Bridge 277)
(Photo: wikipedia.org, Naz Gassiep)

A feasibility study on the 105-kilometre (65-mile) stretch running from Myanmar’s “Three Pagodas Pass” area to Thailand is scheduled to begin in October, Railway Minister Aung Min said.

“We will reopen this (rail)road. The other countries said they would also help us and we will continue working for it,” Aung Min said after peace talks with ethnic Shan rebels.

“We will do a survey and try to start working after the rainy season with the help of the international community.”

Long isolated under decades of army-rule, Myanmar has embarked on a rapid series of political and economic reforms under President Thein Sein, including moves to better relations with its neighbours.

The railway would provide a much-needed economic shot in the arm for the impoverished area, which is home to Myanmar’s rebellious Karen ethnic group, by boosting trade with Thailand and attracting tourists.

Karen rebels signed a ceasefire with the government in January, a major breakthrough towards ending the long-running insurgency.

Built by the Japanese between 1942 and 1943 to shuttle supplies from Thailand into Myanmar, then called Burma, along a route that engineers had long considered impossible, the rail link was destroyed by Allied bombers in 1945.

Some 13,000 POWs succumbed to abuse, malnutrition and disease during the 14 months it took to carve the 424-kilometre (263-mile) railway through dense jungles and mountains, under orders from their Japanese captors.

It is also estimated that 80,000 to 100,000 Asian civilians, who were also used as forced labour, perished in the railway’s construction but most of their remains have no known graves.

(Photo: visitkanchanaburi.com)

However, all along the route from Kanchanaburi are sections and memorials dedicated to the construction of the railway and the suffering of the hundreds of thousands of lives it cost.

The ThailandBurma Railway Museum is a railway museum in Kanchanaburi, Thailand. It is an interactive museum. It was privately funded and is run by Rod Beattie, an Australian who is an expert in the history of the ThailandBurma Railway.

Thai-Burma Railway Centre Kanchanaburi

http://www.visitkanchanaburi.com/museums.htm