Saturday, October 11, 2014

Cyclone HUDHUD over Bay of Bengal - Latest Update @16.30 IST, 11th October 2014

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 1430 hrs IST of 11th October 2014 near latitude 16.1ºN and longitude 85.0ºE, about 250 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 340 km south southeast of Gopalpur. The system would 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 170-180 kmph gusting to 195 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 very rough 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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