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Ministry of Earth Science

Cyclone Warning - Depression over Gangetic West Bengal intensifies into a deep depression

Posted On: 09 OCT 2017 1:13PM by PIB Delhi

The depression over Gangetic West Bengal has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph in past 03 hours. It intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 09th October, 2017 over Gangetic West Bengal near Latitude 22.5º N and Longitude 88.4 ºE, close to Kolkata. The system is very likely to move slowly west-northwestwards initially during next 24 hours and move northwards thereafter.

Warning:

(i) Heavy Rainfall warning:

o Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over Gangetic West Bengal during next 24 hours and isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall during subsequent 24 hours.

o Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely over north Odisha and Jharkhand during next 48 hours.

o Rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Chhattisgarh & south Odisha on 10th and over Bihar on 10th & 11th October.

(ii) Wind warning:

o Squally winds speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail along & off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 24 hours.

o Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph would prevail over Gangetic West Bengal and 30-40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph very likely over adjoining areas of Odisha & Jharkhand during next 24 hours.

(iii) Sea condition: State of Sea very likely to be rough to very rough along & off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 24 hours.

(iv) Fishermen Warning: Fishermen along & off north Odisha and West Bengal coasts are advised not to venture into Sea during next 24 hours.

 

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