Thursday, May 14, 2020

Low pressure area develops in Bay of Bengal, likely to turn into cyclone by May 16



Port Blair, May 13: A Low-Pressure Area has formed over southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining south Andaman Sea, in the morning of today, the 13th May 2020.and very likely to concentrate into a Depression over central parts of south Bay of Bengal on 15th and further intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over southwest and adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal by 16th evening. It is very likely to move northwestwards initially till 17th May and then re-curve north-northeastwards.
In association with the above system, the conditions will become favourable for advance of southwest monsoon over south Bay of Bengal, Andaman Sea and Andaman & Nicobar Islands around 16th May 2020.
Under its influence, the following adverse weather is likely over south & central Bay of Bengal and adjoining Andaman Sea from 15th May onwards.
Warnings:
Wind warning
* Squally winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is likely to prevail over south and adjoining central Bay of Bengal on 15th May 2020, 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph over the same region on 16th May. Wind speed is likely to increase further becoming Gale force winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over southwest and adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal from the evening of 16th May. Squally winds, speed reaching 45-55 kmph are likely to prevail over Andaman Sea on 15th & 16th May.
FISHERMAN WARNING: Due to formation of low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining South  Andaman Sea and likely intensification of the system, the fishermen are advised not to venture into South and Central Bay of Bengal from 15th May 2020. Those who are out at sea over these regions are advised to return to coast by tomorrow.IMD KOLKATA.For further enquiries / information contact helpline of State Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1077 & District Emergency Operation Centre at Helpline No. 1070.
INPUTS from Indian Coast Guard Andaman and Nicobar Region,
The Coast Guard Stations at various locations in A & N Region, in coordination with local fisheries authorities, are sensitizing the fishing community on persisting rough seas/inclement weather at sea and urging the fishermen to refrain from moving out to sea till 18 May 20. The Coast Guard vessels on deployment are sensitizing fishermen at sea and guiding them to return harbour. All Coast Guard authorities have intimated that they have alerted their ships and establishments in A & N to maintain highest state of preparedness to meet any contingency.
For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554. 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 Centres.
State Control Room:  03192- 238880 (Tele-Fax), 1077(Helpline), District Control Room: 03192-238881, 1070(Helpline), EOC (Campbell Bay): 03193-264020, EOC (Kamorta): 03193-263222, EOC (N&M): 03192-262960, EOC (Hut Bay): 03192-284014, EOC (Car Nicobar): 03193-265241, EOC (Swaraj Dweep): 03192-282030, EOC (Ferrargunj): 03192-266527, a communication from DO, State Control Room said here.

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