Deep Depression intensified into a Cyclonic Storm ” SAGAR” over Gulf of Aden 

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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.

(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 west central and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 48 hrs.

Cyclonic Storm “ SAGAR”

SAGAR The Storm - Gulf of Aden
SAGAR The Storm – Gulf of Aden

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Antara Tripathy M.Sc., B.Ed. by qualification and bring 15 years of media reporting experience.. Coverred many illustarted events like, G20, ICC,MCCI,British High Commission, Bangladesh etc. She took over from the founder Editor of IBG NEWS Suman Munshi (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018 and October 2020 to 13 June 2023).
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