High wind wave alert

Port Blair
18 Oct 2017

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters during 5.30 pm on October 18 to 11.30 pm of  October 20 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel. Current speeds may vary between 144 - 169 cm/sec.  Under the influence of Well Marked Low Pressure Area over West Central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, strong Southwesterly wind speed between 35 and 45 km per hour gusting to 55 km per hour and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman coast.  Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during next 24 hours. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters are forecasted during 5.30 pm on October 18 to 11.30 pm of October 20 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Great Channel. Current speeds vary between 107 - 132 cm/sec. Under the influence of Well marked Low Pressure Area over West Central Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood, strong Southwesterly wind speed between 35 and 45 km per hour gusting to 55 km per hour and rough to very rough seas likely along and off Nicobar coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during next 24 hours. 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.