Sitrep-1: Very Severe Cyclonic storm ‘Lehar’ 27th November, 2013
A. CURRENT SITUATION:
The very severe cyclonic storm ‘LEHAR’ over west central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal moved west-northwestward with a speed of 15 kmph during past six hrs and lay centered at 1430 hours IST of today, the 27th November 2013 over the westcentral and adjoining south Bay of Bengal near latitude 14.00 N and longitude 85.50 E, about 520 km east-southeast of Machillipatnam and 470 km southeast of Kakinada. It would move west-northwestwards, weaken gradually and cross Andhra Pradesh coast near Machillipatnam as a cyclonic storm around 28th November afternoon. The maximum sustained wind speed would be 110-120 gusting to 130 kmph at 1730 on 27th November.
Source: Indian Metrological Department, IMD (http://www.imd.gov.in/section/nhac/dynamic/cyclone.htm )