Monday, December 14, 2009

Tropical cyclone 05B in the Bay of Bengal on December 11, 2009

Tropical cyclones such as 05B in 3-D. An intense thunderstorm near the center of 05B is shown by TRMM's PR to extend to heights above 13 km (~8 miles)

05B was producing heavy rainfall over areas of the southwestern Bay of Bengal and eastern Sri Lanka when the TRMM satellite passed over on December 14, 2009 at 0509 UTC

Tropical Depression 05B is dissipating on the east coast of Sri Lanka today and over the next couple of days, but not before bringing some moderate and heavy rain over the next couple of days to some areas in Sri Lanka and the southeast coast of India, from Chennai, southward.