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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Cyclonic Storm, ‘HUDHUD’ - Warning for Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Cyclone Alert for North Coastal Andhra Pradesh & South Odisha Coasts

A low pressure area lay over north Andaman Sea on 6th October, 2014. It concentrated into a depression in the morning of 7th October and intensified into a deep depression in the evening of 7thOctober 2014 over the same region. It moved west northwestwards, intensified into a Cyclonic Storm ‘HUDHUD’ in the morning of 8th October 2014 over north Andaman Sea and crossed Andaman & Nicobar Islands close to Long island between 0830 and 0930 hrs IST of today. Moving northwestwards, it lay centered at 1130 hrs IST of 8th October 2014 near latitude 12.5ºN and longitude 92.5ºE about 1100 km southeast of Gopalpur and 1150 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam. The system would continue to move west-northwestwards, intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and into a very severe cyclonic storm during subsequent 36 hours. The system would cross north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts between Visakhapatnam and Gopalpur around noon of 12th October 2014. 


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