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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tropical Storm Giri targets Myanmar for a landfall

Akshay Deoras
Severe Weather Forecaster

The newly formed Tropical Storm Giri in the central Bay of Bengal has winds of 45kt (around 83.34km/hr) and air pressure around 990mb! On Multispectral and infrared satellite imagery,there is a nice developed low level circulation center with rainbands organizing briefly on the southern side and also on the rest sides. Sea Surface Temp continue to be very favorable for intensification with shears around 10kt ahead.

Based on all features
Giri will make a landfall between Sittwe and Kyaukpyu on 22nd Oct 2010,Thursday evening period. On the course, I expect GIRI to maintain its strength as a Tropical storm with more strengthening of winds today only. 10kt wind shear will act some problem in further intensification

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