High wind wave alert

Port Blair
16 Jul 2018

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.5 - 4.2 meters during 17:30 hours on 16-07-2018 to 23:30 hours of 18-07-2018 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Current speeds vary between 47 - 70 cm/sec. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest monsoon current, strong Southwesterly wind speed exceeding 45 kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.5 - 4.0 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 16-07-2018 to 23:30 hours of 18-07-2018 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Current speeds may vary between 58 - 89 cm/sec. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest monsoon current, strong Southwesterly wind speed exceeding 45 kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar 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.