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Government of India
Ministry of Earth Science
17-May-2018 13:11 IST
Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm " SAGAR" over Gulf of Aden

A depression formed over Gulf of Aden in the evening of yesterday, the 16th May 2018.  Moving west-northwestwards it intensified into a deep depression in the early morning and further into a cyclonic storm “Sagar” at 0830 hours IST of today the 17th May 2018 over Gulf of Aden near latitude 13.20N and longitude 48.70E; about 400 km east-northeast of Aden (Yemen) and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to intensify slightly further during next 12 hrs. It is very likely to move initially westwards during next 12 hrs and then west-southwestwards during subsequent 24 hrs.

 

Date/Time(IST)

Position

(Lat. 0N/ long. 0E)

Maximum sustained surface

wind speed (kmph)

Category of cyclonic disturbance

17/0830

13.2/48.7

65-75 gusting to 85

Cyclonic Storm

17/1130

13.2/48.5

65-75 gusting to 85

Cyclonic Storm

17/1730

13.0/47.6

70-80 gusting to 90

Cyclonic Storm

17/2330

12.8/47.0

70-80 gusting to 90

Cyclonic Storm

18/0530

12.7/46.5

55-65 gusting to 75

Deep Depression

18/1730

12.5/45.2

45-55 gusting to 65

Depression

Warning:

(i)       Wind warning:

Gale winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 24 hrs and gradual decrease thereafter.

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(ii)     Sea condition:

Sea condition will be high around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 24 hrs.

 

(iii)      Fishermen Warning

Fishermen are advised not to venture into Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 48 hrs.

 

 

 

Cyclonic Storm “ SAGAR”

 

 

 

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