High wind wave alert

Port Blair
18 Dec 2017

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters during 17:30 hours on 18-12-2017 to 23:30 hours of 20-12-2017 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Current speeds vary between 69 - 113 cm/sec. Under the influence of strong pressure gradient, strong easterly wind speed between 25 to 35 km per hour gusting to 45 km per hour and moderate to rough seas are likely along and off Andaman coast. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.4 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 18-12-2017 to 23:30 hours of 20-12-2017 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Current speeds may vary between 68 - 94 cm/sec. Under the influence of strong pressure gradient, strong easterly wind speed between 25 to 35 km per hour gusting to 45 km per hour and moderate to rough seas are likely along and off Nicobar coast. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into 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.