High wind wave alert

Port Blair
4 Dec 2017

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters during 02:30 hours on 05-12-2017 to 23:30 hours of 06-12-2017 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Current speeds may vary between 80 - 110 cm/sec. Under the influence of Well Marked Low Pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman sea and equatorial Indian ocean, strong Northeast to Easterly wind speed between 30 to 40 km per hour gusting to 50 km per hour and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture in to the sea. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.8 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 04-12-2017 to 23:30 hours of 06-12-2017 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Current speeds vary between 90 - 129 cm/sec. Under the influence of Well Marked Low Pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South Andaman sea and equatorial Indian ocean, strong Northeast to Easterly wind speed between 30 to 40 km per hour gusting to 50 km per hour and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture in to the sea. 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.