A) Deep Depression over southeast Arabian Sea
Yesterday’s deep depression over southeast Arabian Sea (AS) moved westnorthwestwards and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 19 th November, 2018 over the same region near latitude 11.2°N and longitude 66.3°E, about 670 km west-northwest of Agatti and 1360 km east-southeast of Socotra. It is likely to move nearly westwards and weaken into a depression during next 06 hours.
In Tamil Nadu, relief measures are being carried out on a war-footing in the areas hit by Cyclone Gaja. So far, 33 people have lost their lives. More than 11,000 staff are involved in resuming power connections in affected areas.
The remnant of the Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Gaja’ which lay as a deep depression over interior Tamil Nadu yesterday morning moved west-southwestwards and further weakened into a depression over central Kerala by 1730 hours IST of 16th November 2018. It then moved nearly westwards, emerged into southeast Arabian Sea at midnight and intensified into a deep depression over southeast Arabian Sea at 0530 hours IST of today, the 17th November 2018. Further moving westwards, it lays centred at 1130 hours IST of 17th Nov.
Yesterday’s deep depression over southeast Arabian Sea (AS) moved nearly westwards and crossed Lakshadweep Islands during 1400-1700 hours IST. Thereafter, it moved westnorthwestwards and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 18 th November, 2018 over southeast AS near latitude 10.4°N and longitude 69.4°E, 350 km west-southwest of Kavaratti, 340 km west-southwest of Agatti and about 1700 km east-southeast of Socotra.
Cyclonic storm Gaja which was moving westwards has now weakened into a deep-depression. So far it has claimed eleven lives.
The cyclone is expected to continue moving westwards and weaken further into depression near Kerala and Tamil Nadu coast.
Thus, rains are expected to continue over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and South Interior Karnataka.