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Depression Over Bay Of Bengal, Odisha Hoists Distance Cautionary Signal No 1 At All Ports

10 November 2018

Bikash Das

Bhubaneswar: A depression formed over southeast Bay of Bengal is very likely to intensify into a deep depression in the next 24 hours and into a cyclonic storm in the subsequent 24 hours, informed regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) today.

A special bulletin of the IMD stated that at around 8.30 AM today the depression lay centred about 20 kilometres northwest of Port Blair (Andaman Islands), 1340 kilometres east-southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1390 kilometres east-southeast of Nellore (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to move west-northwestwards during next 48 hours and then west-southwestwards towards north Tamil Nadu-south Andhra Pradesh coasts during the subsequent 72 hours.

While the IMD has issued no warning for Odisha, it has informed that the sea condition is very likely to be rough over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal on November 10 and 11 and high over central parts of south and adjoining west central and east central Bay of Bengal from November 12.

It is likely to become very high over west central and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal on November 13 and over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal on November 14, the IMD added.

Fishermen can venture into sea safely across Odisha coast, however, they have been advised not to venture into southeast and adjoining eastcentral Bay of bengal on November 10, over central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal during November 11 to 13 and over southwest and adjoining west central Bay of Bengal from November 13.

Those who are out in deep sea areas are advised to return to the coast before November 13. Besides, distance cautionary signal No 1 has been hoisted at all ports across Odisha.

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