By PDC’s Senior Weather
Specialist Glenn James
Tropical Cyclone 02B (Asani), is located approximately 576 NM southwest of Kolkata, India
According to the JTWC Warning number 18, sustained winds were 35 knots with gusts to near 45 knots.
Satellite imagery depicts a very weak and dissipating system over the eastern coast of India. TC 02B moved overland and has already begun weakening.
Environmental analysis indicates moderate westward outflow remaining prominent aloft. However, the strong 30+ knots of vertical wind shear, land interaction, and the lack of a moisture source are proving too much for the system.
TC 02B is now undergoing the dissipation process and will most likely fully dissipate by 24 hours, if not sooner. Model guidance has backed off significantly on the reformation and loses the low level circulation within the next 24 hours somewhere between the Rajahmundry and Vijayawada region.