May witnesses unusual weather conditions

NationalMay witnesses unusual weather conditions


Cyclonic circulation developing over the south-east Bay of Bengal

New Delhi/Bhubaneshwar: The month of May means severe heat and dry hot winds that blow across north-west India, but this year, the weather is unusual, because a large swathe of the country, especially Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh witnessed heavy rain and hailstorm.

Such weather conditions have damaged crops putting farmers in trouble. It has happened because of El Nin developing in the Pacific Ocean.

El Nino or the Little Boy signifies little Jesus. The name has originated from Peru where fishermen have noticed that their fishing catch falls around Christmas every few years, and it happens because of the rise in sea temperatures off the Peruvian coast.

El Nino influences the Indian monsoon. Even in 2015-16, there were thousands of deaths because of extreme heat. This year, India may witness El Nino impact.

Because of unseasonal rain, temperatures at many places, which went down last week, may rise again.

Nevertheless, because of low pressure forming over the southeast Bay of Bengal in the coming days may cause rain.

Low-pressure area developing

The weather office said on Monday that a low pressure might form under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over the southeast Bay of Bengal and the south Andaman Sea.

The met office advised the small ships, boats and trawlers not to venture into the southeast Bay of Bengal and its nearby areas on Tuesday. The impact of the cyclonic circulation will continue for a few days.

It may turn into a cyclonic storm and move towards the central Bay of Bengal and north Andaman Sea, according to IMD sources. The condition of the sea is likely to be rough between May 10 and May 12.

According to a release of the met office, those who live near the southeast Bay of Bengal and its adjoining areas should go to safer places. Tourists have also been advised to keep away from offshore activities like shipping near the Andaman and Nicobar Islands from May 8 to 12.

Because of the formation of cyclonic circulation, the Odisha government has put 18 districts lying on the coastal belt of the state on high alert.

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