Depression over West-Central Bay of Bengal

Port Blair
18 Jul 2017

A depression formed over north-west and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal & coastal areas of Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh which lay centered at 1130 hrs IST on Tuesday and likely to move west-north-westwards and cross Odisha coast. Under the influence of strong southwest monsoon sea condition be rough to very rough along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest Monsoon current, strong southwesterly wind speed between 35 and 45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coast. Fishermen have been advised not  to venture into the sea. Local Cautionary Signal No.-I hoisted at Port Blair ports. The general public have been advised to take precautionary measures and contact the State Control Room, District Control Room and Emergency Operation Centres in case of any emergency.