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High Probability of Cyclone Development in the Bay of Bengal
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High Probability of Cyclone Development in the Bay of Bengal

The Joint Typhoon Warning Center states that formation of a significant tropical cyclone is possible in the Bay of Bengal within the next 12 - 24 hours as of 0730Z on May 21, 2014. Along with deep convective banding associated with a consolidating low-level circulation center, warm sea surface temperatures are conducive for further development. This image was taken by the Suomi NPP satellite's VIIRS instrument in two passes, the east pass around 0615Z and the west pass around 0755Z on May 21, 2014.

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