Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:37:14 GMT

Depression forms over East Central Bay of Bengal

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (PTI) A depression has formed over East Central Bay of Bengal and lay centred about 950 km east- northeast of Chennai, 650 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam and 550 km south-east of Paradip in Odisha at 17:30 hrs today.

The officials at Cyclone Warning Centre said here tonight that the system would intensify into a deep depression and move slowly northwestwards during next 48 hours and subsequently towards west-southwestwards to south Andhra Pradesh and north Tamil Nadu coasts leading to rainfall at several places with isolated heavy rainfall likely in Andaman and Nicobar islands during the next 48 hours.

No adverse weather is likely along and off east coast of the country during the next 48 hours, but fishermen along north Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh coasts have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea.

The Local Cautionary Signal Number One was hoisted at all the ports in coastal Andhra Pradesh, the weather office said.

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