After OCKHI, another cyclone swirling around Bay of Bengal
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 07-Dec-2017

Port Blair, December 7: Recently Southern India, Lakshadweep Islands faced devastating cyclone ‘Ockhi’. Now another Cyclone is warned to hit India. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warnig for Andaman and Nicobar islands and also for north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts.

 

In a notice issued by IMD it is stated ‘The Depression over southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood moved likely northwards with a speed of about 20 kmph during past 6 hours and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 07 December, 2017 near Latitude 11.1º N and Longitude 88.0 ºE, about 930 km to the east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 970 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts around 9th December morning.’

 

In this concern IMD also has issued certain warnings

· Rainfall at most places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 24 hours.

· Rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha during 8th to 10th December, 2017.

· 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 would be rough to very rough around Andaman Islands during next 36 hours 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.

IMD has advised Fishermen along and off Andaman Islands till the forenoon of 8th December and Nicobar Islands not to venture into sea till the evening of December 7, 2017. And also fishermen along and off north Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts are advised not to venture into sea till 9th December morning.