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Press Release 5: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea (1000 hours IST, 03-12-2017)

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PRESS RELEASE - 5

Time of issue: 1000 hours IST Dated: 03-12-2017

Sub: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea has moved northwestwards and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of 03 rd December, 2017 over southeast and adjoining eastcentral Arabian Sea near Latitude 11.7º N and Longitude 69.2º E, about 390 km west-northwest of Amini Divi, 910 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 1120 km south-southwest of Surat. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards during next 12 hours and then recurve northeastwards during the subsequent 48 hours and weaken gradually.