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Pre Cyclone Watch for Gujarat Coast - Deep Depression over Arabian Sea

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Earth Science
10-June-2019 17:51 IST

Deep Depression over Arabian Sea – Pre Cyclone Watch for Gujarat coast 

A low pressure area formed over southeast Arabian Sea (AS) and adjoining Lakshadweep and east central AS in the morning (0830 hrs IST) and became well marked low pressure area over the same region in the evening (1730 hrs IST) of 9th June, 2019. Under favourable environmental conditions, it intensified into a depression over the same region in the morning (0530 hrs IST) of today, the 10th June, 2019 near latitude 11.7°N and longitude 71.0°E. Moving north- northwestwards, it intensified into a deep depression at 1130 hrs IST and lay centered near latitude 12.5°N and longitude 70.9°E over eastcentral and adjoining southeast AS & Lakshadweep area, about 250 km northwest of Aminidivi (Lakshadweep), 760 km south-southwest of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and 930 km south-southeast of Veraval (Gujarat).

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It is very likely to intensify further into a Cyclonic Storm during next 24 hours and into a Severe Cyclonic Storm in subsequent 24 hours. It is likely to move north-northwestwards during next 72 hours.

It is very likely to cause adverse impact in terms of wind & rainfall over Saurashtra & Kutch mainly on 13th & 14th June, 2019.

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:

Date/Time(IST) Position (Lat. 0N/ long. 0E) Maximum sustained surface
wind speed (Kmph)
Category of cyclonic disturbance
10.06.19/1130 12.5/70.9 50-60 gusting to 70 Deep Depression
10.06.19/1730 13.2/70.8 55-65 gusting to 75 Deep Depression
11.06.19/0530 14.6/70.5 65-75 gusting to 85 Cyclonic Storm
11.06.19/1730 16.0/70.3 80-90 gusting to 100 Cyclonic Storm
12.06.19/0530 17.5/70.0 90-100 gusting to 115 Severe Cyclonic Storm
12.06.19/1730 19.0/69.8 100-110 gusting to 125 Severe Cyclonic Storm
13.06.19/0530 20.3/69.6 110-120 gusting to 135 Severe Cyclonic Storm

Warnings:

Heavy rainfall warning:
Sub-Divisions 10 June 2019 * 11 June 2019* 12 June 2019* 13 June 2019* 14 June 2019*
Widespread Widespread Widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places Widespread Widespread
Kerala rainfall with
heavy falls at
rainfall with
heavy falls at
rainfall with
heavy falls at
rainfall with heavy
falls at isolated
isolated places isolated places isolated places places
Widespread
Lakshadweep area rainfall with
heavy to very heavy falls at
Widespread rainfall Widespread rainfall Widespread rainfall Widespread rainfall
isolated places

Coastal Karnataka Widespread rainfall with heavy to very
heavy falls at isolated places
Widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places Widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places Widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places Widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places
South Interior Karnataka Fairly widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places Rainfall at a few places Rainfall at a few places Rainfall at a few places Rainfall at a few places
Konkan & Goa Rainfall at a few places with isolated heavy falls over Goa Fairly widespread rainfall with heavy falls at
isolated places
Widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places Fairly widespread rainfall with heavy falls at
isolated places
Fairly widespread rainfall
Saurashtra & Kutch Dry Rainfall at isolated places Rainfall at a few places with heavy rainfall at isolated places Fairly widespread rainfall with heavy to very heavy falls at
isolated places
Fairly widespread rainfall with heavy falls at isolated places

Note: * Rainfall till 0830 IST of next day.

Legends:       Yellow: Be Updated; Orange- Be prepared; Red- Take action, Green: No warning

Heavy rain: 64.5-115.5 mm/day; Very heavy rain: 115.6-204.4 mm/day; Extremely heavy rain: more than 204.4 mm/day

(ii) Wind warning

  • 10th June: Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph very likely to prevail over Eastcentral and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea & Lakshadweep area. The strong wind speed reaching 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph very likely to prevail over Kerala & Karnataka Coasts.
  • 11th June: Wind speed is very likely to increase gradually and become gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea. It is very likely to be 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over Lakshadweep area, Kerala, Karnataka & south Maharashtra Coasts.
  • 12th June: Wind speed is very likely to increase further becoming gale wind speed reaching 90- 100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph over eastcentral & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea. It is very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over Gujarat Coast from 12th morning and become 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph by 12th evening. It is very likely to be 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over Maharashtra Coast.
  • 13th June: Wind speed is very likely to increase further becomes 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph over north Arabian Sea. It is very likely to be 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over Gujarat coast; and 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over north Maharashtra Coasts & northern parts of eastcentral Arabian Sea.

(iii) Sea condition

  • The sea condition is very likely to be rough to very rough over Southeast and adjoining Lakshadweep area & Eastcentral Arabian Sea on 10th and very rough to high over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea on 11th. The sea condition is very likely to be high to very high over eastcentral & adjoining northeast Arabian Sea on 12th and over north Arabian Sea on 13th June 2019.
  • The sea condition is very likely to be rough along & off Kerala & Karnataka Coasts on 10th; Lakshadweep area, along & off Kerala, Karnataka & south Maharashtra Coasts on 11th; rough to very rough along & off south Gujarat and Maharashtra Coasts on 12th; very rough to high over along & off Gujarat, north Maharashtra Coasts & northern parts of eastcentral Arabian Sea on 13th June, 2019.

(iv) Fishermen Warning

  • The fishermen are advised not to venture into Southeast Arabian Sea, Lakshadweep area, along & off Kerala and Karnataka on 10th & 11th; Eastcentral Arabian Sea and along & off Maharashtra  Coast on 11th & 12th; northeast Arabian sea and along & off Gujarat coast on 12th & 13th.
  • Those, who are out in deep sea areas are advised return to the coast.

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