Deep Depression over Comorin area & Cyclone Alert for Lakshadweep Islands 30-11-2017 1000 hours IST

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A depression formed over southwest Bay of Bengal near southeast Sri Lanka coast in the morning of 29th November, 2017. It moved nearly westwards and intensified into a deep depression in the early hours of today and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today, the 30th November, 2017 over Comorin area near Latitude 6.7º N and Longitude 78.3º E, about 240 km west-northwest of Galle (Sri Lanka), 170 km southeast of Kanyakumari and 600 km eastsoutheast of Minicoy. The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and intensify further into a cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. The track and intensity forecast of the system is given in the table below: