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Area of Low Pressure Makes Landfall Over Paradip and Kolkata, India

21.5N 87.6E

October 9th, 2010 Category: Tropical Storms

Area of Low Pressure by India - October 8th, 2010

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Track of Low Pressure Area - October 8th, 2010 © Univ. of Wisconsin

Track of Low Pressure Area

On October 7, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) upgraded an area of low pressure to a depression, giving it the designation “BOB 02″. At that time, the depression was located approximately 180 km (110 miles) southeast of Visakhapatnam.

Later that day, the IMD reported that the system was 120 kilometres (75 mi) east of Visakhapatnam. On the same day, the IMD reported that the system moved away from Visakhapatnam and maintained strength. The system was forecast to make landfall between Gopalpur and Paradip overnight, but instead, the depression made landfall over Paradip late on October 7.

On October 8, the IMD reported that the system weakened slightly. Later on that day, the IMD reported that the depression further weakened. The storm made its second landfall at Kolkata,West Bengal, India. Signal 3 cyclone alert was issued at the Maritime ports of Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar and Mongla. The Depression continued to weaken, as it moved northwest, until it was caught up in the jet stream and completely absorbed by a non-tropical storm, late on October 8.

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