Tropical cyclone Jawad approaches northeast India
Tropical Cyclone Jawad, or 5B, It is an active system and it is affecting inhabited areas, moving slowly and potentially increasing its impacts on coastal areas, although its current trajectory has shifted and away from said coast compared to the previous prediction.
The cyclone is moving north at 9 knots with maximum winds on the order of
35 knots and gusts of 45 knots.
According to the latest JTWC report, the cyclone is located about 500 km south-southwest of Kolkata, India. It is leaving rough seas with waves of up to 5 m and could leave adverse storm surge in coastal areas with local flooding.
A recent satellite analysis indicates that Jawad has begun its northward transit after a brief period of being a quasi-stationary system. The latest predictions keep the tropical cyclone away from the Indian coasts, but even so, rainfall can be abundant in the area.
India’s SMN, IMD, has issued notices special for 4 districts of Odisha and predicts heavy rains in coastal areas.
Wind speed in coastal areas would be around 60-80 km / ha as of December 4 in the afternoon. IMD advised people in affected areas to stay indoors as there is a potential for landslides in mountainous areas. Trains have been canceled and some flights have been affected.
In the latest predictions, Jawad has weakened northward and has been downgraded to a tropical storm.
Nyatoh: Already a post-tropical system
The tropical system has degraded from an intense typhoon to a tropical storm and is expected to transition to a post-tropical soon. Meanwhile, the sustained winds are intense, of the order of 45 knots and gusts of 55 knots. These winds are expected to decrease in the next few hours.
Satellite images indicate that the system is supporting a process of
extratropicalization and it will dissipate over open water and is expected to merge with a frontal system.
The system does not pose any danger to the mainland.
Meanwhile, the Atlantic and the central and eastern Pacific are calm with respect to possible named tropical systems, at least in 5 days.