Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cyclone "01 B" - "Laila" ... Update # 6

IMD warning:

Sub: Cyclonic Storm ‘LAILA’ over southwest and adjoining southeast and westcentral Bay of Bengal: Cyclone Warning (Orange message).

            The cyclonic storm ‘LAILA’ over southeast and adjoining southwest Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards  and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 18th May 2010 over southwest and adjoining southeast  & eastcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 12.50N and 84.50E, about 450 km east-southeast of Chennai, 600 km southeast of Visakhapatnam and 1200 km south-southwest of Kolkata.
            The current environmental conditions and Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models suggest that the system is likely to intensify further and move in a west-northwesterly direction for some more time and then move in a northwesterly to northerly direction and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongle and Visakhapatinam by early hours of 20th May 2010.
Under the influence of this system, coastal areas of north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh are likely to experience widespread rainfall with scattered heavy to very heavy falls and isolated extremely heavy falls from today, the 18th May 2010 evening/night. Gale force wind with speed reaching 65-75 kmph likely to commence along and off Andhra Pradesh coast from today, the 18th night. It may increase subsequently as the system moves closer to coast. Squally winds speed reaching 50-60 kmph likely along and off north Tamil Nadu coast from today night.
            Sea condition will be high to very high along and off Andhra Pradesh coast and very rough along and off north Tamil Nadu coast. Fishermen are advised not venture into the sea off these coasts.

            The system is under constant watch and concerned state Govts. are being informed accordingly.
            Next bulletin will be issued at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 18th May 2010.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:35 PM

    will it subside by 21st... have a flight from coimbatore to hyd on 21st... very imp.. exam in hyd .cant miss it.. too sacred.. can u advise