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  • Coastal Bulletin
    16.12.2018
    Daily two bulletin for north and south andhra coast forecast valid for 12 hours from 16.12.2018 / 2200 HRS UTC

    South Andhra Coast
    Synoptic situation THE CYCLONE 'PHETHAI' INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONE AND LAY CENTRED AT 1200 UTC OF 16TH DECEMBER, NEAR LATITUDE 13.3N AND LONGITUDE 83.0E, AT ABOUT 380 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MACHILIPATNAM AND 410 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST KAKINADA . IT IS VERY LIKELY TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSS ANDHRA PRADESH COAST AROUND KAKINADA ON 17TH DECEMBER 2018 AFTERNOON.
    Wind SQUALLY WINDS SPEED REACHING TWENTY FIVE TO THIRTY KNOTS IN THUNDERSHOWERS THIRTY FIVE KNOTS.
    Weather FAIRLY WIDE SPREAD RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS.
    Visibility MODERATE BECOMING POOR IN RAIN VERY POOR IN THUNDERSHOWERS.
    State of Sea VERY ROUGH TO HIGH.
    Port Signals DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER FIVE KEPT HOISTED AT MACHILIPATNAM AND NIZAMPATNAM PORTS AAA LC-III KEPT HOISTED AT VADAREVU AND KRISHNAPATNAM PORTS AAA
    North Andhra Coast
    Synoptic situation THE CYCLONE 'PHETHAI' INTENSIFIED INTO A SEVERE CYCLONE AND LAY CENTRED AT 1200 UTC OF 16TH DECEMBER, NEAR LATITUDE 13.3N AND LONGITUDE 83.0E, AT ABOUT 380 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF MACHILIPATNAM AND 410 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST KAKINADA . IT IS VERY LIKELY TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSS ANDHRA PRADESH COAST AROUND KAKINADA ON 17TH DECEMBER 2018 AFTERNOON.
    Wind SQUALLY WINDS SPEED REACHING TWENTY FIVE TO THIRTY KNOTS IN THUNDERSHOWERS THIRTY FIVE KNOTS.
    Weather FAIRLY WIDE SPREAD RAIN OR THUNDERSHOWERS.
    Visibility MODERATE BECOMING POOR IN RAIN VERY POOR IN THUNDERSHOWERS.
    State of Sea VERY ROUGH TO HIGH.
    Port Signals DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER SEVEN KEPT HOISTED AT KAKINADA PORT AAA DANGER SIGNAL NUMBER SIX KEPT HOISTED AT BHEEMUNIPATNAM, VISAKHAPATNAM AND GANGAVARAM PORTS AAA LC-III KEPT HOISTED AT KALINGAPATNAM PORT.