INCOIS sounds alert for coastal community

Port Blair
15 Jun 2018

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.5 - 4.1 meters between 5.30 pm on June 14 to 11.30 pm of June 16  along the west coast of Andaman Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Coco Channel.  Current speeds may vary between 57 - 89 cm/sec. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest monsoon current, Strong Southwesterly wind speed exceeding 45kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.5 meters are expected during between 5.30 pm on June 14 to 11.30 pm of June 16  along the west coast of Nicobar Islands from Ten Degree Channel to Great Channel. Current speeds vary between 55 - 85 cm/sec. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea. Under the influence of moderate to strong Southwest monsoon current, Strong Southwesterly wind speed exceeding  45kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts. Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea for 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.