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Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and Cyclone Warning for Lakshadweep Islands- RED message(1730 hrs)

Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and Cyclone Warning for Lakshadweep Islands- RED message(1730 hrs)

The severe cyclonic storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea continued to move west-northwestwards with a speed of 15 kmph during past 06 hours and intensified further into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm and lay centred at 1430 hrs IST of today, the 01st December, 2017 over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea near Latitude 9.1º N and Longitude 73.0º E, about 90 km north of Minicoy and 220 km south-southeast of Amini Divi. The system is very likely to intensify further during next 24 hours. It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards across Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and then move north/ northeastwards during the subsequent 48 hours.

Date/Time(IST) Position(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E) Maximum sustained surface wind speed (kmph) Category of cyclonic disturbance
    01/1430 9.1/73.0 115-125 GUSTING TO 140 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
    01/1730 9.3/72.8 120-130 GUSTING TO 145 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
    01/2330 9.7/72.1 120-130 GUSTING TO 145 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
    02/0530 10.1/71.4 125-135 GUSTING TO 150 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
      02/1130 10.7/70.8 125-135 GUSTING TO 150 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
            02/2330 11.9/69.7 130-140 GUSTING TO 155 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
03/1130 13.4/68.9 120-130 GUSTING TO 145 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
03/2330 14.8/68.7 105-115 GUSTING TO 125 SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
04/1130 16.2/69.2 95-105 GUSTING TO 115 SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
04/2330 17.6/70.3 70-80 GUSTING TO 90 CYCLONIC STORM
05/1130 18.9/71.5 50-60 GUSTING TO 70 DEEP DEPRESSION

Warning: 

(i)           Heavy Rainfall warning:

  • Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls (>20 cm) very likely over Lakshadweep area during next 24 hours and isolated heavy to very heavy falls during subsequent 24 hours.
  • Rainfall at many places with heavy rainfall at isolated places very likely over Kerala during next 24 hours.

(ii)       Wind warning:

  • Gale winds speed reaching 120-130 kmph gusting to 145 kmph very likely over & around Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and gradual decrease thereafter.
  • Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph very likely along & off Kerala during next 24 hours and along & off Karnataka coast during next 24 hours.

(ii)          Sea condition:

  • Sea conditions would be phenomenal over and around Lakshadweep Islands during next 24 hours and very high during subsequent 24 hours.
  • Sea conditions would be high to very high along & off Kerala coast during next 24 hours and along & off Karnataka coast during subsequent 24 hours.

(iii)         Damage Expected over Lakshadweep Islands: Damage to power and communication lines due to breaking of tree branches and uprooting of large avenue trees. Major damage to thatched houses/huts: Major damage to kutcha houses, some damage to pucca roads and flooding of escape routes. Damage to banana & Papaya trees and standing crops.

(iv)         Storm surge:

  • Storm surge of about 1 meter above astronomical tides very likely to inundate low lying areas of Lakshadweep Islands.

(v)          Action suggested

  • Lakshadweep Islands: Fishermen along & off Lakshadweep Islands are advised not to venture into the sea during next 48 hours.
  • Kerala & Karnataka coast: Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along & off Kerala & Karnataka coast during next 48 hrs

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