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Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to turn into cyclonic storm: MET department

The MET department said on Tuesday that Andaman and Nicobar archipelago will receive rainfall in the next two days.


Depression over Bay of Bengal likely to turn into cyclonic storm: MET department
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New Delhi: The MET department said on Tuesday that Andaman and Nicobar archipelago will receive rainfall in the next two days due to a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal.

It added that it was likely to turn into a cyclonic storm.

However, it is yet to make any forecast on landfall.

The bulletin issued by the IMD's Cyclone Warning Division at 7:30 pm stated - "The depression over southeast Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 20 kmph and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 6th December, 2016 over southeast Bay of Bengal near Latitude 8.8ºN and Longitude 90.5ºE, about 1260 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam, 1310 km south-southeast of Gopalpur and 260 km west-southwest of Car Nicobar. The system is very likely to move northwestwards during next 72 hrs. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hrs and into a cyclonic storm in subsequent 24 hours."

Warning issued by them was - "Heavy Rainfall Warning: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places is very likely to commence over Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next 48 hrs. - Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail over Andaman and Nicobar Islands and adjoining sea areas during next 48 hours. - Sea condition: Sea condition would be rough to very rough along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands and adjoining sea areas during next 48 hours. - Fishermen Warning: Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along and off Andaman and Nicobar Islands and adjoining sea areas during next 48 hours."

(With Agency inputs)

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