Depression expected to move over Mullativu and northwards

Depression expected to move over Mullativu and northwards

Written by Staff Writer

06 Jan, 2014 | 9:55 pm

The Met Department anticipates that the deep depression that is currently over the Mullativu District will move northwards from Sri Lanka into the Bay of Bengal. The Met Department notes that the route of the atmospheric depression is indiscernible.

The deep depression that was about 150 kilometres east of Sri Lanka on Sunday is now above the Mullaitivu District according to the Met Department. It is being observed by analysts that this pattern goes through several stages before becoming a deep depression.

It is said to first emerge as an atmospheric disturbance,  before progressing into a low pressure system,  a depression and then a deep depression. The Met Department is forecasting that this depression could possibly dissipate or develop into a cyclone.

At present,  the depression is moving at about 20 to 30 kilometres per hour. If  it moves into the Arabian sea via India, there is a greater possibility of it evolving into a cyclone. The Met Department notes that if this happens,  it could pose a risk to Sri Lanka.

Let us look at what the Met Department has to say on the uncertainty of the deep depression.




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