After days of stormy weather, calm has returned to the Bay of Bengal with the lifting of warnings by the Meteorological Department for the maritime ports and the fishing boats since Thursday afternoon, reports BSS.
The local cautionary warning Number-3 for the maritime ports and warnings for the fishing boats and trawlers to stay close to the coast and navigate the sea cautiously were imposed on September 16 after formation of a monsoon low which turned into a well marked low brewing into a depression.
The depression, however, moved westward over to Orissa state of India and disappeared further west to Madhya Pradesh as a land depression.
But its tail effect left the Bay stormy, whipping up sea surges three to four feet above the astronomical tides, inundating low-lying areas and offshore islands and chars along the southern coast.
High winds and rolling seas swept away many fishing boats to the high seas leaving a number of fishermen dead or missing; some were found off far away Medinipur district in West Bengal state of India, near Orissa.
The Met sources said as the stormy weather had cleared both at the sea and onshore and autumn has begun to set in slowly.
But there will be some stray rains with day temperature going up. The rise in temperature may churn out another depression in the Bay, probably the last of the monsoon before it starts packing up for this season and leave another wave of wet and windy weather later this month.
Meanwhile, the Met forecast for the next 24 hours ending at 9am today (Friday) said that light to moderate rains with thundershowers accompanied by temporary gusty winds were likely at few places over the country.
The day temperature may rise slightly in the country, it added.