A low-pressure area formed in the Indian Ocean near the equator on March 10 has transformed into a depression in the southeastern Arabian Sea, and is travelling in the northwestern direction towards Lakshadweep islands. The phenomenon gave rains in Kerala and Tamil Nadu (TN).
The coastal port city of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu, very close to the southern tip, received 20 cm of rain, its highest daily precipitation ever, on March 13, 2018.
The depression is about to weaken soon, according to the latest bulletin from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). A similar but powerful phenomenon in December 2017 had resulted in a deluge in the financial capital Mumbai, causing substantial damaged property. The strength of the current depression in the Arabian Sea is low, and is weakening further, with little probability of damage or extreme weather.
Low-pressure area, depression, cyclonic storm (cyclone) and severe cyclonic storm
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