High wind wave alert

Port Blair
9 Oct 2018

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.2 meters are forecasted during 10:30 hours on 09-10-2018 to 23:30 hours of 09-10-2018 along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel. Surface Current speeds may vary between 77 - 103 cm/sec. In Nicobar, high swell waves in the range of 2.5 - 2.7 meters are forecast during 10:30 hours on 09-10-2018 to 23:30 hours of 09-10-2018 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Surface Current speeds may vary between 41 - 69 cm/sec. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into deep sea areas of central Bay of Bengal during 9th to 10th October 2018 and north Bay of Bengal during 9th to 11th October 2018 and into north Andaman Sea during next 12 hours. Those, who are out in deep sea areas have been advised return to the coast.  Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph very likely over north Andaman Sea, southeast & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal and Andaman Islands during next 24 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph likely over deep sea areas of central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal during 09th and gradually increase to 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph from 10th evening to 11th forenoon. 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