Typhoon Rammasun moving towards India

India Met office says it will have positive impact on southwest monsoon in India

 
By Jyotsna Singh
Last Updated: Saturday 04 July 2015

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After causing devastation in the Philippines, typhoon Rammasun  is moving towards India. But its impact will be positive for the country as it will bring rains to the nation experiencing high monsoon deficit.

"Rammassun will lead to a circulation in Bay of Bengal around July 20. This will have positive impact on southwest monsoon and will trigger rains in India," said L S Rathore, director-general, meteorology, India Meteorological Department.

Typhoons are tropical cyclones that produce strong winds and rain and can generate high waves. They form in the northwestern Pacific Ocean and may occur year-round, although the peak months are from June to December. Their strength and path can change quickly, so it is important to monitor local weather reports.

Rathore said typhoon activity in the Indian Ocean at this time is a common phenomenon.

However, a typhoon activity in Bay of Bengal at this time is crucial for India, which until last week was facing the threat of a severe drought.

Hong Kong Observatory, weather forecasting agency of Hong Kong, stated that the typhoon will hit India through the South China Sea.

Rammasun has been devastating for Philippines. It claimed at least 38 lives. According to official figures, the storm destroyed about 7,000 houses and damaged 19,000. More than 530,000 people had taken refuge in evacuation centres.

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  • I've been following Rammasun

    I've been following Rammasun for past few days and I disagree on statement "Typhoon moving towards India". Weather maps do not even clearly show the movement of mere depression, cyclone is an voluptuous version of that. Surprising if that happens as what lies between India and Rammasun is large landmass of Indo-China cutting of the moisture supply. Cyclones at this time of the year fail to sustain in Bay of Bengal.

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