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Pre-cyclone watch issued for Andhra Pradesh coast

ANI | Updated: Dec 13, 2018 12:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Dec 13 (ANI): Pre-cyclone watch was issued for Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday by Union Ministry of Earth Science, adding that a depression has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal.
"It is very likely to intensify further into a deep depression during next 12 hours and into a cyclonic storm during the subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards towards Andhra Pradesh and adjoining north Tamil Nadu coast during next 72 hours," said the ministry in a statement.
"Latest satellite imageries and surface observations indicate that a depression has formed over the southeast Bay of Bengal and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, 13th December, 2018 near latitude 6.5°N and longitude 88.7°E, about 850 km east-southeast of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), 1170 km southeast of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and 1350 km south-southeast of Machilipatnam (Andhra Pradesh)," further informed the ministry. (ANI)

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