Advisory for the Deep Depression in the East Central Bay of Bengal

A depression located in East Central Bay of Bengal has intensified in to a deep depression and lay centered near latitude 16.3N longitude 89.7E, yesterday 23rd may around 11.30 p.m. This system is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by 24th and further into a severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 24 hours, stated the Meteorology Department

It is very likely to move north-northwestwards and reach near west Bengal coasts around 26th May.

As such, sudden roughness of the sea associated with strong winds (50-60 kmph, up to 70-80kmph gusty wind at times) during thundershowers are expected over the North Andaman sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal and deep sea area of southwest Bay of Bengal during next few days.

Under the influence of the system, possibility for heavy showers or thundershowers and sudden roughness, associated with sudden increase of wind speed up to 5060 kmph is high in deep and shallow see areas around the island during next few days and there is a possibility that near shore sea areas off the coast extending from Puttalam to Galle via Colombo may experience surges due to the effect of swell waves, having (2.5-3.0) m height.

Naval and fishing communities are advised not to venture into the East Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining area (08N-20N, 83E-100E), and sea areas around the island until further notice. Those who are in aforementioned sea areas are advised to return to coasts or moved safer areas as soon as possible. Fishing and naval community are requested to be attentive regarding future forecasts issued in this regard.

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