By Kamaljit Ray and M Mohapatra
The authors are Scientist-E, NWFC, and Scientist-E and Head (RSMC), IMD, New Delhi, respectively. firstname.lastname@example.org
A tropical cyclone (TC) causes three types of adverse weather conditions, heavy rain; gale winds; and, storm surge on landfall. The monitoring and forecasting of heavy rainfall due to TC is analysed here.
Heavy rainfall due to cyclones can cause debilitating floods in coastal regions and in some instances in interior regions too. The daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over the coastal districts of India (Fig. 1) indicates that the entire coastal belt is prone to extremely heavy rainfall, the extent varying from district to district. [caption id="attachment_1400" align="aligncenter" width="1051"] Fig. 1: Daily probable maximum precipitation (PMP) over coastal districts of India[/caption] Heavy rainfall climatology TCs have caused heavy flooding on many...