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Season’s First Depression Weakens causing Heavy Rainfall in some Islands

Port Blair, Apr 04: Pre-monsoon low-pressure systems are normal over the Indian Ocean and if the sea-surface temperature and other factors remain ideal, they often intensify into cyclonic storms with destructive force. On Friday morning, one such system developed over the North Andaman Sea region of the Bay of Bengal in the form of a depression—an intense low-pressure area. However, no substantial impact was forecast across any Indian coast as the system failed to gain much strength.
Despite low-impact in terms of wind speed, the first depression of the season did manage to draw in substantial moisture to drench many parts of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. After sustaining its strength for 24 hours, the system weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area on Saturday morning by 11.30 am, confirmed by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
According to recent forecast of IMD issued today Thunderstorm with lightning likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands tomorrow.

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