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Press Release 6: Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea (1300 hours IST, 03-12-2017)

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PRESS RELEASE - 6

Time of issue: 1300 hours IST Dated: 03-12-2017

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(i) Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea

(ii) Well marked low pressure area over southeast Bay of Bengal

(i) Very Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral & adjoining southeast Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s Very Severe Cyclonic Storm “Ockhi” over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea moved northwestwards and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 03rd December, 2017 over eastcentral and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea near Latitude 12.1º N and Longitude 69.0º E, about 420 km west-northwest of Amini Divi, 880 km south-southwest of Mumbai and 1090 km south-southwest of Surat. It is very likely to weaken gradually and move north-northwestwards for some time and then recurve northeastwards towards south Gujarat coast.