New Delhi, May 20 (G’nY News Service): The cyclonic storm ‘ROANU’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved north-eastwards at a speed of 16 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of 20th May, 2016 near latitude 17.2º N and longitude 83.3ºE, about 60 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 120 km northeast of Kakinada. The system is likely to move north-eastwards along & off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by tonight. Continuing moving north-eastwards, the system is likely to cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s Bazar in the night of 21st/ early morning of 22nd May as a cyclonic storm.
Forecast track and intensity of the system are given in the table below: –
1. Heavy Rainfall Warning: –
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours and isolated heavy during subsequent 24 hours.
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places very likely over coastal Odisha during next 48 hours.
Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy falls likely over coastal Gangetic West Bengal during next 48 hours.
2. Wind warning: –
Wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph is very likely to prevail along & off North Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 12 hours and speed reaching 100-110 gusting to 120 kmph during next 24 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph is very likely to commence over south Odisha coast and wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph during next 12 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely to prevail along & off West Bengal coast from 20th May morning.
3. Sea condition along and off Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and West Bengal coasts: –
Sea condition is very likely to be high to very high along & off Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours and Odisha coasts during next 48 hours.
Sea condition is very likely to be high to very high along and off West Bengal coast during next 48 hours.
4. Expected Storm surge: –
Storm surge of about 0.5 to 1.0 metre is likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours.
5. Damage expected: –
Damage to thatched huts, minor damage to power and communication lines and major damage to kutcha and minor damage to pucca roads over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours; over coastal Odisha and coastal West Bengal during next 48 hours.
6. Action suggested: –
Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast during next 24 hours, along & off Odisha and West Bengal coast during next 48 hours.
New Delhi, May 18 (G’nY News Service): A depression is currently located near 14 N & 81.3E at 0 UTC which is East North East of Sriharikota about 120 km. System will certainly become Deep Depression within few hours and will become a Tropical Cyclone in 24 hrs. Based on Current predictions of Global models (ECMWF, NCEP GFS, UKMet, COAMPS, CMC, NAVGEM, GEFS & GEPS) from 19th May, the System is further expected to track North North East/North East direction with rapid intensification along the east coast till 20th Night / 21st May morning.
21st May onwards system is expected to track North-eastward direction, then it will make landfall South East Bangladesh on 22nd as a very severe cyclone. Alerts have been issued by IMD for Puducherry – Karaikal, Andhra Pradesh – Guntur, Andhra Pradesh – Krishna, Andhra Pradesh – Nellore, Andhra Pradesh – Prakasam, Tamilnadu – Chennai, Tamilnadu – Cuddalore, Tamilnadu – Kanchipuram, Tamilnadu – Nagappattinam, Tamilnadu – Thiruvarur, Tamilnadu – Tiruvallur, Tamilnadu – Villupuram. Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along & off Tamil Nadu & Puducherry and south Andhra Pradesh, Kerala coasts and Lakshadweep area during next 48 hrs.