Friday, October 10, 2014

Cyclone HUDHUD over Bay of Bengal - Latest Update @ 8.30 IST, 11th October 2014

The Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ is now lying within the range of Doppler Weather Radar, Visakhapatnam. Hence it is being tracked by Visakhapatnam Radar since early morning of today in addition to satellite and other observational tools.

According to latest observations, the Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ over west central Bay of Bengal moved west north westwards during past six hours and lay centered at 0530 hrs IST of 11th October 2014 near latitude 15.9ºN and longitude 85.7ºE about 330 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 380 km south-southeast of Gopalpur. The system would move west-north westwards for some more time. It would then move north westwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh coast around Visakhapatnam by the forenoon of 12th October 2014.

Heavy rainfall warning: Under the influence of the system, rainfall at most places with heavy (6.5 – 12.4 cm) to very heavy falls (12.5 – 24.4 cm) at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (≥ 24.5 cm) would occur over west & east Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram & Srikakulam districts of north Andhra Pradesh and Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Kalahandi, Phulbani districts of south Odisha during next 48 hrs. Rainfall would occur at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places over Krishna, Guntur & Prakasham districts of Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Odisha during the same period.

Wind warning: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail along & off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts during next 12 hrs. The wind speed would gradually increase to 140-150 kmph gusting to 165 kmph around the time of landfall along & off north Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam districts) and 80-90 kmph along and off adjoining districts of south Andhra Pradesh (West Godavari, Krishna districts) and south Odisha (Ganjam, Gajapati, Koraput and Malkangiri districts).

Sea condition along and off north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts: Sea condition would be rough to very rough during next 12 hrs. It would gradually become phenomenal from 12th morning onwards along & off north Andhra Pradesh coast and veryrough to high along & off south Odisha and south Andhra Pradesh coast.

Storm surge warning: Storm surge of about 1-2 meters above astronomical tide would inundate low lying areas of Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh at the time of landfall.


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