Depression over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal
By PIB Delhi
Latest satellite imageries & surface observations indicate that a depression has formed over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 26th April, 2019 near latitude 2.7°N and longitude 89.7°E, about 1140 km east- southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1490 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1760 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh). It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 24 hours and into a Cyclonic Storm during the subsequent 12 hours.
It is very likely to move northwestwards off Srilanka coast during next 96 hours and reach near north Tamilnadu & south Andhra Pradesh coast on 30th April 2019 evening.
Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table:
|Date/Time(IST)||Position (Lat. 0N/ long. 0E||Maximum sustained surfacewind speed (Kmph)||Category of cyclonic disturbance|
|26.04.19/0830||2.7/89.7||40-50 gusting to 65||Depression|
|26.04.19/1730||3.8/89.1||45-55 gusting to 65||Depression|
|27.04.19/0530||4.9/88.3||50-60 gusting to 70||Deep Depression|
|27.04.19/1730||6.4/87.2||60-70 gusting to 80||Cyclonic Storm|
|28.04.19/0530||7.7/86.3||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|28.04.19/1730||9.0/85.3||80-90 gusting to 100||Cyclonic Storm|
|29.04.19/0530||10.0/84.5||90-100 gusting to 115||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|29.04.19/1730||11.0/83.5||100-110 gusting to 125||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|30.04.19/0530||11.7/82.7||110-120 gusting to 135||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
- Heavy rainfall warning
- Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places very likely over north coastal Tamil Nadu on 30th April & 1st May, 2019 and over Kerala on 29th & 30th April, 2019.
- Light to moderate rainfall at many places with heavy falls at isolated places also very likely over south coastal Andhra Pradesh on 30th April and light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh on 1st May, 2019.
- Sea condition
- The sea condition likely to be rough over East Equatorial Indian Ocean & adjoining central parts of south Bay of Bengal on 26th; rough to very rough over Southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean on 27th.
- The sea condition likely to be very rough to high over Southwest Bay of Bengal & adjoining Equatorial Indian Ocean and along & off Sri Lanka on 28th; high to very high over Southwest Bay of Bengal, along & off Sri Lanka, Puducherry, Tamilnadu & adjoining south Andhra Pradesh coasts on 29th & 30th.