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Saturday, September 05, 2009

Tropical Storm THREE forms near the coast of India

Tropical Storm THREE formed right near the coast of India near Bangladesh and quickly headed ashore passing over the city of Kolkata.

Tropical storm Three (Reuters - Alert Net)

Tropical storm Three is forecast to strike India at about 06:00 GMT on 5 September. Data supplied by the US Navy and Air Force Joint Typhoon Warning Center suggest that the point of landfall will be near 21.8 N, 88.2 E. Three is expected to bring 1-minute maximum sustained winds to the region of around 64 km/h (40 mph). Wind gusts in the area may be considerably higher.

Public Advisory (Weather Underground)
Tropical cyclone (tc) 03b (three) located 40 nm south of Kolkata,India, has tracked north-northeast at 12 knots over the past 06hours. A 050730z met-7 visible satellite image shows deep convection over the low level circulation center (LLCC) with a broken convective band wrapping into the southeast side of the LLCC. Recent Dvorak intensity estimates from pgtw and knes indicate the systemhas intensified to 35 knots at the center. The system is expected to be short lived and will diminish in intensity as land interaction causes the system to dissipate inland.

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