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Press Release 4: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and Cyclone Warning for Lakshadweep Islands- RED Message (1200 hours IST, 02-12-2017)

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PRESS RELEASE-4

Time of issue: 1200 hours IST Dated: 02-12-2017

Sub: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea and Cyclone Warning for Lakshadweep Islands- RED Message

Yesterday’s Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over southeast Arabian Sea moved west-northwestwards and intensified into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm around noon ofst December. Continuing, it’s west-northwestward movement, it lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 02nd December, 2017 over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea near Latitude 9.7º N and Longitude 71.2º E, about 260 km west-northwest of Minicoy and 230 km southwest of Amini Divi. The system is very likely to intensify further during next 24 hours. It is very likely to continue to move west-northwestwards during next 24 hours and then recurve northeastwards during the subsequent 48 hours.