Lehar Makes Landfall in India, Weakens

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
November 28, 2013; 3:38 AM ET
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Tropical Cyclone 05B (Lehar) made landfall in India on Thursday morning.

Lehar weakened as it interacted with more wind shear than previous days. Lehar was the equivalent of a category 1 hurricane at its peak, however it has now dissipated and is no longer an organized tropical cyclone.

The storm made landfall on Thursday, local time, between Nellore to the south and Visakhapatnam to the north.

Indian Basin Discussion
Visakhapatnam, India, Forecast
India Weather Center

This same area received rain from Tropical Cyclone Helen in the past week, so additional rainfall is not welcome.

Fortunately due to weakening, any heavy rainfall will also be limited to areas near and just south from where Lehar makes landfall. These areas can have rainfall amounts of 75-150 mm (3-6 inches).

The remaining moisture from Lehar as of Friday morning, EST. Rainfall will taper off by the weekend. Courtesy of NOAA.

Tropical cyclones can form year round in the Indian Ocean; however, the most active periods for development in the Bay of Bengal are April and May, then again in October and November.

Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert and Meteorologist Mark Paquette contributed to this story


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