Monday, November 17, 2014

STH seminar on 'Urban Planning and Disaster Risk Reduction' : 14Nov2014

                       
We would like to thank all those who travelled from distant shores and across rivers and valleys to attend our seminar - thanks to them the seminar went off wonderfully well.

Praful Rao,
Kalimpong,
Dist Darjeeling

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Saturday, November 8, 2014

STH Stormwatch (08Nov2014) : Limitations of human knowledge, the depression fizzles out

Having almost, well, a jihadi belief in the predictions of meteorological science, it is scary to think their forecasts could also go wrong.
So it is good the storm weakened (and became a low pressure instead of blossoming into a full blown cyclone as predicted) but what if the forecast had gone awry and the depression had become a Very Severe Cyclone in a lesser time than forecast?
Scary!

Praful Rao,
Kalimpong,
Dist Darjeeling

Thursday, November 6, 2014

STH Stormwatch (06Nov2014 update) : The depression in the Bay of Bengal intensifies

‘The depression over central Bay of Bengal moved north-northwestwards during the past 6h, intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 0830 IST on 06Nov2014 over central Bay of Bengal , 580km southeast of Vishakhapatnam. It would move northwestwards and intensify further into a Cyclonic storm during next
 24h. It would then move west ­northwest towards Andhra Pradesh coast. It would weaken gradually into a depression while reaching the coast on 08Nov2014, night.’

Praful Rao,
Kalimpong,
Dist Darjeeling


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

STH Stormwatch (05Nov2014 update): The low pressure intensifies into a depression


As per JTWC, 'the potential for the development of a significant tropical cyclone within the next 24hr is upgraded to medium'

Praful Rao,
Kalimpong,
Dist Darjeeling