Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Indian Monsoon and Invest 94B near Bangladesh
In the Bay of Bengal there is still a low pressure area that has been lingering just of coast of Bangladesh. This area is doing a few things; some in the short term and some in the long term. In the short term it is bringing heavy showers to coastal areas in Bangladesh, India and Burma along with the risk of flooding. There is a continued threat of this organizing further as well. Yet due to its close proximity to land and dry air inflow from the west if it does make it to a weak Tropical Storm equivalent intensity it would be short lived. The larger threat is that what it is doing in the long term, setting off the South West Monsoon. By June 1st those in Eastern India will begin to feel the affects of the monsoon which has already officially started over the Bay of Bengal. Thankfully it will also start to cool down along with the rains. Its been quite hot here recently actually. In Chennai you saw your warmest temperatures in 6 years on Monday. The cloudy skies and rain showers though by next week will cause the temperatures to ease off. Regardless of whether the storm gains strength or not, the people are prepared as much as possible for the annual monsoons. It seems to be just a way of life in this part of the world.