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Press Release 9: Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over east central and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea (1330 hours IST, 05-12-2017)

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1) Cyclonic Storm ‘OCKHI’ over eastcentral Arabian Sea

Yesterday’s Very Severe Cyclonic Storm over eastcentral Arabian Sea moved north-northeastwards and weakened into a Severe Cyclonic storm in the evening of yesterday, the 4th December. Moving further north-northeastwards, it weakened into a cyclonic storm in the morning of today, the 5th December and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of 05th December, 2017 over eastcentral Arabian Sea near Latitude 18.2º N and Longitude 70.8º E, about 390 km south-southwest of Surat and 230 km west-southwest of Mumbai. It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards, weaken gradually and cross south Gujarat and adjoining north Maharashtra coasts near Surat as a deep depression by the night of 5th December 2017.