Depression over East Central Bay of Bengal

Port Blair, Oct 08: Low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining north Andaman Sea intensified into a well marked low pressure area and further into a depression and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 8th October 2018 over eastcentral Bay of Bengal about 480 km northwest of Port Blair. It is very likely to intensify further into a Deep Depression during next 24 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards towards Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 72 hours.
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
The sea condition very likely to be rough to very rough over North Andaman Sea and southeast & adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal during next 24 hours. Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea during next 24 hours.
Local Cautionary Signal No. III kept hoisted at Port Blair Ports. The general public is advised to take precautionary measures and in case of any emergency contact in the following phone numbers of State Control Room, District Control Room and Emergency Operation

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