The cyclonic storm ‘LEHAR’ over Andaman Sea moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past six hours and lay centred at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 24 November 2013 near latitude 11.00N and longitude 93.50E, about 120 km east-southeast of Port Blair. The system would intensify further, move west-northwestwards and cross Andaman & Nicobar Islands, close to Port Blair around midnight of today, the 24th November 2013. It would then emerge into southeast Bay of Bengal, intensify further gradually into a very severe cyclonic storm. It would move west-northwestwards and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Machillipatnam and Kalingapatnam near Kakinada around 28th November noon.
Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places with isolated extremely heavy falls (25 cm or more) would occur over Andaman & Nicobar Islands during 36 hrs.
Sea condition will be high to very high along and off Andaman & Nicobar Islands during next 24 hrs.
Extensive damage to thatched roofs and huts. Minor damage to power and communication lines due to uprooting of large avenue trees. Flooding of escape routes.