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Sub: (a) Depression over southwest Arabian Sea and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean and (b) Low pressure area over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea.

India Meteorological Department

Earth System Science Organisation

(Ministry of Earth Sciences)

BULLETIN NO. : 02 (ARB/05/2019)

TIME OF ISSUE: 0130 HOURS IST DATED: 03.12.2019

(a) Depression over southwest Arabian Sea and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean

The depression over southwest Arabian Sea and adjoining equatorial Indian Ocean moved northnorthwestwards with a speed of 07 Kmph during the past 06 hrs and lay centred at 2330 hrs IST of 02nd December, 2019 near latitude 6.1N and longitude 56.5E, about 780 km south-southeast of Socotra (Yemen) and 990 km southeast of Bosaso (Somalia). It is very likely to intensify gradually into a cyclonic storm during next 48 hours. It is very likely to move north-northwestwards initially and then west-northwestwards towards Somalia coast during next 72 hours.

(b) Low pressure area over Lakshadweep area and adjoining southeast Arabian Sea.

A low pressure area lies over Lakshadweep Area and adjoining Southeast Arabian Sea. It is likely to become more marked during next 24 hours and concentrate into a Depression during subsequent 24 hours.

Source: Government of India