New Delhi: NASA satellite has captured an image of Tropical Cyclone Vardah that showed strongest storms expanding west of the center.
Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Cyclone Vardah in the central Bay of Bengal, Northern Indian Ocean.
The VIIRS image showed thunderstorms wrapping around the low level center and expanding and becoming more persistent just to the northwest of the low-level circulation center.
Moderate vertical wind shear is the reason for the displacement of the strongest storms.
Despite the wind shear Vardah has become more organized over the previous 24 hours and had strengthened.
The Joint Typhoon Warning Center or JTWC noted that the vertical wind shear is expected to decrease as the storm moves toward India.