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Depression over Southeast Bay of Bengal (1430 hours)

Ministry of Earth Science

The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood moved northwestwards and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 06 December, 2017 near Latitude 8.8º N and Longitude 88.3 ºE, about 1120 km to the southeast of Machillipatnam and 1200 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system is very likely to move northwestwards and reach Andhra Pradesh coast around 8th December evening. The system is likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 48 hours. However, there is a probability of slight weakening of the system when it reaches near Andhra Pradesh coast.

Warnings:

Heavy Rainfall:

  • Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 24 hours.
  • Rainfall at many places very likely over north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha during 7th to 9th December, 2017 with isolated heavy falls on 8th and 9th.

Wind:

  • Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely over and around Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 24 hours and decrease thereafter.
  • Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely to prevail along and off Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts from 7th evening to 9th December morning and decrease thereafter.

Sea Condition:

  • Sea condition would be rough to very rough around Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 24 hours.
  • Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts from 7th evening to 9th December morning.

Action suggested:

  • Fishermen along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands are advised not to venture into sea till the forenoon of 7th December, 2017.
  • Fishermen along and off north Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts are advised not to venture into sea till 9th December morning.

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