Cyclonic Storm ‘ROANU’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal
(Cyclone Warning for Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts) (Orange message) and
(Cyclone Alert for West Bengal coast) (Yellow message)
The cyclonic storm ‘ROANU’ over westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards at a speed of 14 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 19th May, 2016 near latitude 16.4º N and longitude 82.6ºE, about 160 km south-southwest of Visakhapatnam and 70 km east-southeast of Kakinada. The system is likely to move northeastwards along & off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by morning. Continuing moving northeastwards, the system is likely to cross south Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox’s Bazar in the night of 21st/ early morning of 22nd May as a cyclonic storm.
Forecast track and intensity of the system are given in the table below:
(lat. °N/ long. °E)
surface wind speed (kmph)
|Category of cyclonic|
|19-05-2016/2330||16.4/82.6||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|20-05-2016/0530||16.9/83.2||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|20-05-2016/1130||17.5/84.0||90-100 gusting to 110||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|20-05-2016/1730||18.1/85.0||90-100 gusting to 110||Severe Cyclonic Storm|
|20-05-2016/2330||18.7/85.9||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|21-05-2016/1130||20.1/88.5||70-80 gusting to 90||Cyclonic Storm|
|21-05-2016/2330||21.6/91.4||50-60 gusting to 70||Deep Depression|
|22-05-2016/1130||23.4/94.8||35-45 gusting to 55||Depression|
1. Heavy Rainfall Warning: Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at a few places and isolated extremely heavy falls very likely over coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours and heavy to very heavy at a few places during subsequent 24 hours.
Rainfall at many places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places very likely over coastal Odisha during next 24 hours and heavy to very heavy falls at few places on 20 May and isolated heavy on 21st May.
Rainfall at many places with isolated heavy falls likely over coastal Gangetic West Bengal on 20th May and heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places on 21st May
2. Wind warning: Wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph is very likely to prevail along & off North Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 12 hours and speed reaching 100-110 gusting to 120 kmph during next 36 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph is very likely to commence over south Odisha coast from tonight and wind speed reaching 90-100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph from tomorrow morning
Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting to 65 kmph is very likely to prevail along & off south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu & Puducherry coasts during next 24 hours.
Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph is likely to prevail along & off West Bengal coast from 20th May morning.
3. Sea condition along and off Andhra Pradesh, South Odisha and West Bengal coasts: Sea condition is very likely to be high to very high along & off Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts during next 48 hours. It is very likely to be rough to very rough along & off north Tamil Nadu coast during next 24 hours.
Sea condition is very likely to be high to very high along and off West Bengal coast on 20 and 21 May.
4. Expected Storm surge:
Storm surge of about 0.5 to 1.0 metre is likely over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours.
5. Damage expected
Damage to thatched huts, minor damage to power and communication lines and major damage to kutcha and minor damage to pucca roads over coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 48 hours; over south coastal Odisha from today night onwards and over coastal West Bengal on 20th & 21st May. .
6. Action suggested:
Fishermen are advised not to venture into sea along & off Andhra Pradesh coast during next 48 hours, along & off North Tamil Nadu coast during next 24hours and along & off Odisha coast from today night onwards and along & off West Bengal coast on 20th & 21st May.