Depression crosses at Narsapur this morning, rains to lash for next 2 days

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The Deep Depression over West-central Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred about 120 km nearly south-southwest of Vishakhapatnam, close to within 25 km from Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh and 100 km nearly east-northeast of Narsapur.

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Latest observations indicate that the system crossed north Andhra Pradesh coast close to Kakinada near Latitude 17.0°N & Long 82.4° E between 0630 & 0730 Hrs IST of today, as a result of which deep depression prevailed besides winds are blowing at a maximum speed of 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph.

The Deep Depression is being monitored by coastal Doppler Weather Radars of Machilipatnam, Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur in Odisha. As per Radar imageries the rain bands lie along with the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and adjoining interior Districts. Moderate convection also lies over south Odisha and Telangana.

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
13.10.20/053016.9/82.555-65 gusting to 75Deep Depression
13.10.20/113017.3/81.445-55 gusting to 65Depression
13.10.20/173017.6/80.335-45 gusting to 55Depression
13.10.20/233017.9/79.225-35 gusting to 45Well marked low

Warnings:

Rainfall warning

  • October 13, 2020: Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and Extremely heavy rainfall (>20 cm per day) at isolated places would occur over Telangana; heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over coastal & north interior Karnataka, south Konkan & Goa, Madhya Maharashtra & Marathawada and heavy falls at isolated places over north Andhra Pradesh, Rayalaseema, south interior Karnataka, south Odisha, south Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha.
  • October 14, 2020:Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and Extremely heavy rainfalls (>20 cm per day)at isolated places would occur over Madhya Maharashtra, heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Konkan & Goa, north interior Karnataka and Marathawada and heavy falls at isolated places over coastal & south interior Karnataka.

 (ii) Wind warning

  • October 13, 2020: Squally wind speed reaching 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph very likely to prevail over the west-central Bay of Bengal and along & off Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 3 hours and gradually decrease thereafter becoming 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph during subsequent 06 hours; wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph likely to prevail along and off south Odisha, Tamilnadu & Puducherry coasts and adjoining areas of southwest & northwest Bay of Bengal during next 06 hours and decrease thereafter.

Sea condition

  • Sea condition will be rough to very rough over west-central & adjoining the northwest Bay of Bengal, southwest Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts till 13th October noon and over Gulf of Mannar during October 13 & 14, 2020.

Fishermen Warning

  • Fishermen are advised not to venture into west-central, northwest & southwest Bay of Bengal, and along & off Andhra Pradesh-Odisha-Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts till October 13, noon and over Gulf of Mannar during October 13 & 14, 2020.

Damage expected over east & west Godavari, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram, Srikakulam & Krishna districts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh and Yanam.

  • Damage to thatched huts. Minor damage to power and communication lines due to the breaking of branches. Damage to loose/unsecured structures.Some breaches in Kutcha road due to heavy rainfall.
  • Some damage to paddy crops, banana, papaya trees and orchards & drumstick trees and Horticultural crops. Minor damage to coastal agriculture due to salt pray.Minor damage to Kutcha embankments.
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