Weather experts have predicted the formation of twin cyclones in the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, in a rare phenomenon previously observed in 2018. While cyclone ‘Tej’ is set to turn into a severe storm brewing in the Arabian sea, cyclone ‘Hamoon’ in the Bay of Bengal is in a premature stage.
‘Tej’, the cyclonic storm that took form in the southwest Arabian Sea, continues to intensify and will turn into a very severe storm by Sunday (October 22) afternoon. It will eventually move towards the south coast of Oman and adjoining Yemen, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
Concurrently, Cyclone Hamoon will emerge in the Bay, moving close to the Andhra coast before being diverted by the Western Disturbance.
IMD Amaravati on Friday reported a low pressure area over the southwest and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal. It stated that the depression is likely to intensify further into a depression over the West Central Bay of Bengal around October 23. This storm, if developed, will be named Hamoon.
The system showed prominent signs of turning into a cyclonic storm by October 24, a private weather forecast service ‘Skymet’ said.
Both these cyclones would have no significant impact on the weather with a slight weather change expected in Chennai and the coastal regions of Tamil Nadu, as the cyclones move away. However, evening thunderstorm rains are likely to persist in Kerala and interior parts of Tamil Nadu, according to private weather forecasters.