High wind wave alert

Port Blair
26 May 2018

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.6 meters during 17:30 hours on 26-05-2018 to 23:30 hours of 28-05-2018 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Current speeds vary between 49 - 73 cm/sec. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters are expected during 17:30 hours on 26-05-2018 to 23:30 hours of 28-05-2018 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Current speeds vary between 37 - 70 cm/sec. In view of onset of Southwest monsoon over some parts of Southeast Bay of Bengal, South Andaman sea and Nicobar Islands, Strong Southwesterly wind speed between 35 and 45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph and rough to very rough seas very are likely along and off Andaman coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 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.