Thursday, Dec 01, 2022

Bay of Bengal


October storm in Bay of Bengal after 3 years: When, where it is likely to hit

October 21, 2022 8:55 am

Cyclone Sitrang: If realised, this will be the first cyclone to develop in the Bay of Bengal in October since 2018, and will be called Sitrang, as named by Thailand. The last October cyclone in the Bay of Bengal was Titli in 2018.

Post-monsoon season's first cyclone likely to develop in Bay of Bengal around October 24: IMD

October 19, 2022 9:54 am

Once it intensifies into a cyclone, it will be called Sitrang (read as Si-trang), named by Thailand. Sitrang will be the second cyclonic storm this year after cyclone Asani that had formed in the Bay of Bengal in early May.

Fresh low-pressure area triggers heavy rain in Odisha

September 20, 2022 10:40 am

Fisherfolk shouldn't venture off the Odisha coast on Tuesday due to possible squally weather with gusty wind speed of 40-50 kmph over the northwest Bay of Bengal, the Met department said.

Fresh low-pressure system over Bay of Bengal to keep monsoon active till Sunday: IMD

September 08, 2022 6:53 am

The upcoming synoptic and following systems are likely to keep the monsoon active and the rainfall activity is expected to continue till the third week of the month, the Met said.

Asani to intensify into ‘severe’ cyclonic storm today; Odisha, Bengal on alert

May 09, 2022 7:07 am

The IMD DG Mrutunjay Mohaptra has on Saturday made it clear the cyclone was unlikely to make landfall either in the coast of Odisha or Andhra Pradesh, but will move parallel to the coast in the sea.

Fulfilling the potential of the Bay of Bengal community

April 09, 2022 9:17 am

Sachin Chaturvedi writes: BIMSTEC summit has created mechanisms that can help the organisation fulfil its potential. It must step up to challenges of post-pandemic world

Preparations afoot as A&N Islands brace for cyclone Port Blair

March 19, 2022 4:29 pm

A well-marked low pressure area over South East Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman Sea is likely to intensify into a depression on March 20 and a cyclonic storm around March 21, according to the Indian Meteorological Department website.

Taller tidal waves to hit coasts of Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and south Indian Ocean shores by 2099: Study

February 09, 2022 12:34 am

Even as climate change and warming oceans are becoming additional stressors to the livelihoods of the coastal residents across the world, an increase in wave heights could mean more damage to the local communities.

First post-monsoon cyclone to form in Bay of Bengal, set to cross Andhra-Odisha coast

December 01, 2021 2:34 am

🔴 On Tuesday, the IMD said that a low-pressure system had developed off Thailand coast and it will enter the Andaman Sea by early Wednesday.

Third consecutive low pressure system in Bay of Bengal to keep rainfall active over southern peninsula till Thursday

November 14, 2021 10:57 pm

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday that a well marked low pressure area prevailed over the north Andaman Sea, and this system in the coming days will travel towards the east coast.


The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

December 21, 2014 12:05 pm

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.