Alert! Cyclonic Storm ‘LEHAR’ over Andaman Sea

Port Blair, Nov. 24: The cyclonic storm ‘LEHAR’ over Andaman Sea remained practically stationary and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 24th November 2013 near latitude 10.00N and longitude 95.00E, about 300 km south-southeast of Port Blair. The system would move northwestward and cross Andaman & Nicobar Islands between Hut Bay and Long Island, close to Port Blair around night of today, the 24th November 2013.

It would then emerge into southeast Bay of Bengal, intensify further gradually into a very severe cyclonic storm. Lehar would move west-northwestwards and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Machillipatnam and Kalingapatnam near Kakinada around 28th November noon.

 Track and intensity forecasts of the system are as follows:

Date/Time(IST)    Position                 Maximum sustained surface          Category

(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)                               Wind Speed (kmph)

24-11-2013/0830                10.0/95.0               65-75 GUSTING TO 85      CYCLONIC STORM

24-11-2013/1130                10.5/94.5               70-80 GUSTING TO 90      CYCLONIC STORM

24-11-2013/1730                11.0/93.8               80-90 GUSTING TO 100    CYCLONIC STORM

24-11-2013/2330                11.5/93.0               90-100 GUSTING TO 110  CYCLONIC STORM

25-11-2013/0530                12.0/92.2               100-110 GUSTING TO 120               SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

25-11-2013/1730                12.5/90.6               110-120 GUSTING TO 130               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

26-11-2013/0530                13.0/89.1               120-130 GUSTING TO 140               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

26-11-2013/1730                13.5/87.6               130-140 GUSTING TO 150               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

27-11-2013/0530                14.4/86.0               140-150 GUSTING TO 160               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

27-11-2013/1730                15.5/84.5               160-170 GUSTING TO 185               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

28-11-2013/0530                16.5/83.0               170-180 GUSTING TO 195               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

28-11-2013/1730                17.5/81.5               120-130 GUSTING TO 140               VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM

29-11-2013/0530                18.5/80.5               70-80 GUSTING TO 90      CYCLONIC STORM