The depression over northwest and adjoining West-Central Bay of Bengal & coastal areas of Odisha remained practically stationary in past 3 hours and lay centred at 1130 hrs IST of today, the 18 th July, 2017 near latitude 19.0º N and longitude 86.0 ºE, about 120 km east-southeast of Gopalpur and 80 km south-southeast of Puri. The system is very likely to move west-northwestwards and cross Odisha coast between Gopalpur and Puri by tonight, the 18th July 2017.
(i) Heavy Rainfall warning: Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall is very likely over south Odisha during next 48 hrs and over north coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hrs. Rainfall at most places with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall during next 24 hrs and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and isolated extremely heavy rainfall during subsequent 24 hrs is very likely over Chhattisgarh. Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a isolated places is very likely over Telengana and north Odisha during next 48 hrs and over east Madhya Pradesh on 19th and 20th and over west Madhya Pradesh on 20th and 21st July.
(ii) Wind warning: Squally winds speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail along & off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 48 hrs.
(iii) Sea condition: Sea condition would be rough to very rough along & off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts during next 48 hours.
(iv) Fishermen Warning: Fishermen along & off Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh coasts are advised not to venture into sea during next 48 hrs.