US (Indiana): Subtropical Depression Alberto 30/1500Z near 38.7N 87.4W, moving NNE 17Mph/28Kph 997Mb (NWS WPC) – Updated 30 May 2018 1615z (GMT/UTC)

Subtropical Depression Alberto

…CENTER OF ALBERTO MOVING ACROSS SOUTHWEST INDIANA…
…HEAVY RAINFALL THREAT CONTINUES…NWS WPC

Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for portions of western
Kentucky as well as from extreme northeast Georgia to western North
Carolina. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for portions of the
southern Appalachians and Lower Ohio Valley.

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BULLETIN
Tropical Depression Alberto Advisory Number 22
NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD AL012018
1000 AM CDT Wed May 30 2018

…CENTER OF ALBERTO MOVING ACROSS SOUTHWEST INDIANA…
…HEAVY RAINFALL THREAT CONTINUES…

 

SUMMARY OF 1000 AM CDT…1500 UTC…INFORMATION
———————————————–
LOCATION…38.7N 87.4W
ABOUT 80 MI…129 KM SW OF INDIANAPOLIS INDIANA
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…30 MPH…45 KM/H
PRESENT MOVEMENT…NNE OR 24 DEGREES AT 17 MPH…28 KM/H
MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…997 MB…29.44 INCHES

 

WATCHES AND WARNINGS
——————–
Flash Flood Warnings are in effect for portions of western
Kentucky as well as from extreme northeast Georgia to western North
Carolina. Flash Flood Watches are in effect for portions of the
southern Appalachians and Lower Ohio Valley.

 

DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
———————-
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Alberto
was located near latitude 38.7 North, longitude 87.4 West. The
depression is moving toward the north-northeast near 17 mph (28
km/h) and this motion is expected to accelerate today.

Maximum sustained winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher
gusts. The system will transition to an extratropical wave cyclone
as the remnant circulation comes under the influence of an upper
level trough moving across the Great Lakes and southern Canada
through Thursday.

The estimated minimum central pressure is 997 mb (29.44 inches).

 

HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
———————-
RAINFALL: Additional rainfall of 2 to 4 inches, with isolated
higher amounts, will be possible northward along the
Illinois/Indiana border into the Lower Peninsula of
Michigan. Flash flooding and rapid water rises on creeks and streams
will remain a possibility across these areas.

WIND: A few wind gusts may approach tropical-storm force (34 knots
or 39 mph) across western and central Indiana today.

 

For more information on rainfall totals please see the Storm Summary
available at http://www.wpc.ncep.noaa.gov/discussions/nfdscc5.html

 

NEXT ADVISORY
————-
Next complete advisory at 400 PM CDT.

$$
Forecaster Carbin

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INIT 30/1500Z 38.7N 87.4W 25 KT 30 MPH…INLAND
12H 31/0000Z 40.9N 86.1W 30 KT 35 MPH…INLAND
24H 31/1200Z 44.8N 83.0W 25 KT 30 MPH…INLAND
36H 01/0000Z 48.9N 78.7W 25 KT 30 MPH…POST-TROP/REMNT LOW

 

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Alberto Still a Potent Rainmaker

Drenching rains and widespread flood threats continue as Alberto heads toward Tennessee and Kentucky.
Up-To-The-Minute Coverage

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Oman/ Yemen/ Somalia/ Saudi Arabia: Tropical Cyclone/ ESCS MEKUNU 02A 251500Z near 116.7N 54.2E, moving NNW 08kt (JTWC) – Updated 24 May 2018 1845Z (GMT/UTC)

Tropical Cyclone/ EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (ESCS) MEKUNU (02A)

(Is a storm equivent to a CATEGORY 3 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale)

Will landfall soon near Salalah, Oman

Yemen, Somalia & Saudi Arabia be aware.

MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT WAVE HEIGHT AT 251200Z IS 32 FEET – JTWC

JOINT TYPHOON WARNING CENTER

Tropical Cyclone 02A (Mekunu) Warning #15
Issued at 25/1500Z

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WTIO31 PGTW 251500
MSGID/GENADMIN/JOINT TYPHOON WRNCEN PEARL HARBOR HI//
SUBJ/TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING//
RMKS/
1. TROPICAL CYCLONE 02A (MEKUNU) WARNING NR 015
01 ACTIVE TROPICAL CYCLONE IN NORTHIO
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS BASED ON ONE-MINUTE AVERAGE
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY

WARNING POSITION:
251200Z — NEAR 16.4N 54.3E
MOVEMENT PAST SIX HOURS – 340 DEGREES AT 08 KTS
POSITION ACCURATE TO WITHIN 020 NM
POSITION BASED ON EYE FIXED BY SATELLITE
PRESENT WIND DISTRIBUTION:
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 100 KT, GUSTS 125 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS – 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
050 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 070 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
095 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
090 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
055 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 130 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
175 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
165 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
110 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
REPEAT POSIT: 16.4N 54.3E

FORECASTS:
12 HRS, VALID AT:
260000Z — 17.4N 53.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 085 KT, GUSTS 105 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 064 KT WINDS – 015 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
015 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
015 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
010 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 035 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
040 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
030 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
030 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 120 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
170 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
100 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
080 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 24 HR POSIT: 330 DEG/ 05 KTS

24 HRS, VALID AT:
261200Z — 18.3N 53.1E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 060 KT, GUSTS 075 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
RADIUS OF 050 KT WINDS – 020 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
025 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
005 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
015 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
RADIUS OF 034 KT WINDS – 075 NM NORTHEAST QUADRANT
125 NM SOUTHEAST QUADRANT
080 NM SOUTHWEST QUADRANT
080 NM NORTHWEST QUADRANT
VECTOR TO 36 HR POSIT: 310 DEG/ 04 KTS

36 HRS, VALID AT:
270000Z — 18.8N 52.5E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 040 KT, GUSTS 050 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATING AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND
VECTOR TO 48 HR POSIT: 290 DEG/ 04 KTS

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
48 HRS, VALID AT:
271200Z — 19.1N 51.7E
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS – 030 KT, GUSTS 040 KT
WIND RADII VALID OVER OPEN WATER ONLY
DISSIPATED AS A SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL CYCLONE OVER LAND

REMARKS:
251500Z POSITION NEAR 16.7N 54.2E.
TROPICAL CYCLONE (TC) 02A (MEKUNU), LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 38 NM
SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SALALAH, OMAN, HAS TRACKED NORTH-NORTHWESTWARD AT
08 KNOTS OVER THE PAST SIX HOURS. ANIMATED ENHANCED INFRARED
SATELLITE IMAGERY AND A 250941Z AMSR-2 89GHZ IMAGE DEPICT DEEP
CONVECTIVE BANDING WRAPPING TIGHTLY INTO A COMPACT CORE WITH A 15-NM
EYE. BASED ON THE RECENT PERIOD OF INTENSIFICATION AND IMPROVED
CONVECTIVE STRUCTURE, THE INITIAL INTENSITY IS NOW ASSESSED AT 100
KNOTS BASED ON THE PGTW DVORAK ESTIMATE OF T5.5 (102 KNOTS). TC 02A
IS APPROACHING THE OMAN COAST THUS SURFACE OBSERVATIONS FROM SALALAH
ARE INDICATING INCREASING NORTHEASTERLY WINDS AT 34 KNOTS GUSTING TO
45 KNOTS AS OF 25/1250Z. TC 02A IS FORECAST TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR
25/18Z AND WILL CONTINUE TRACKING INLAND, TURNING NORTHWESTWARD AS A
LOW-LEVEL SUBTROPICAL RIDGE BUILDS TO THE NORTH. AFTER LANDFALL, THE
SYSTEM IS EXPECTED TO WEAKEN RAPIDLY AND SHOULD DISSIPATE BY TAU 48.
NUMERICAL MODEL GUIDANCE REMAINS IN GOOD AGREEMENT, THEREFORE, THERE
IS HIGH CONFIDENCE IN THE JTWC FORECAST TRACK. MAXIMUM SIGNIFICANT
WAVE HEIGHT AT 251200Z IS 32 FEET. NEXT WARNINGS AT 252100Z,
260300Z, 260900Z AND 261500Z.//
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REGIONAL SPECIALISED METEOROLOGICAL CENTRE-TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVISORY BULLETIN NO. 26
FROM: RSMC –TROPICAL CYCLONES, NEW DELHI
TO: STORM WARNING CENTRE, NAYPYI TAW (MYANMAR)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, BANGKOK (THAILAND)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, COLOMBO (SRILANKA)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, DHAKA (BANGLADESH)
STORM WARNING CENTRE, KARACHI (PAKISTAN)
METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE, MALE (MALDIVES)
OMAN METEOROLOGICAL DEPARTMENT, MUSCAT (THROUGH RTH JEDDAH)
YEMEN METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES, REPUBLIC OF YEMEN (THROUGH RTH JEDDAH)
EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM (ESCS) ‘MEKUNU’ OVER WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN
SEA – ADVISORY NO. TWENTY SIX ISSUED AT 1700 UTC OF 25TH MAY, 2018 BASED ON 1500
UTC OF 25TH MAY, 2018.
THE EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM ‘MEKUNU’ OVER WESTCENTRAL
ARABIAN SEA MOVED NORTHWESTWARDS WITH A SPEED OF 10 KMPH DURING PAST
06 HOURS AND LAY CENTERED AT 1500 UTC OF TODAY, 25TH MAY 2018 OVER
WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN SEA NEAR LATITUDE 16.60N AND LONGITUDE 54.00E, CLOSE
TO SOUTH OMAN-SOUTHEAST YEMEN COASTS (ABOUT 50 KM SOUTH OF SALALAH
(41316)). IT IS VERY LIKELY TO MOVE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSS SOUTH
OMAN-SOUTHEAST YEMEN COASTS CLOSE TO SALALAH DURING NEXT FEW HOURS
WITH WIND SPEED 170-180 GUSTING TO 200 KMPH. LATEST SATELLITE IMAGERIES
INDICATE THAT UPPER HALF OF THE EYE WALL REGION IS ENTERING INTO LAND.
DATE/TIME(UTC) POSITION
(LAT. 0N/ LONG. 0E)
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED SURFACE
WIND SPEED (KMPH)
CATEGORY OF CYCLONIC DISTURBANCE
25/1500 16.6/54.0 170-180 GUSTING TO 200 EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC
STORM
25/1800 17.0/53.8 150-160 GUSTING TO 180 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
26/0000 17.5/53.5 130-140 GUSTING TO 155 VERY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
26/0600 18.0/53.2 90-100 GUSTING TO 110 SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM
26/1200 18.6/52.7 55-65 GUSTING TO 75 DEEP DEPRESSION
27/0000 19.4/52.0 35-45 GUSTING TO 55 DEPRESSION
AS PER THE SATELLITE IMAGERY BASED ON 1500 UTC OF TODAY, THE 25TH MAY 2018, THE
INTENSITY OF THE SYSTEM IS T5.0. THE CLOUD SHOWS EYE PATTERN. ASSOCIATED
BROKEN LOW/MEDIUM CLOUDS WITH EMBEDDED INTENSE TO VERY INTENSE CONVECTION
LIE OVER AREA BETWEEN LATTITUDE 13.0 DEG N & 20.0 DEG N AND LONGITUDE 50.0 DEG. E
TO 57.0 DEG. E. MINIMUM CTT IS MINUS 93 DEG. C.
THE ESTIMATED CENTRAL PRESSURE IS ABOUT 962 HPA AND THE MAXIMUM SUSTAINED
SURFACE WIND SPEED IS 95 KNOTS GUSTING TO 105 KNOTS. STATE OF SEA IS
PHENOMENAL AROUND THE SYSTEM CENTRE.
Contact: Phone: (91) 11-24652484 FAX: (91) 11-24623220 e-mail :cwdhq2008@gmail.com
STROM SURGE GUIDANCE:
STROM SURGE OF ABOUT 1.5 TO 2 METERS HEIGHT ABOVE THE ASTRONOMICAL TIDE IS
VERY LIKELY TO INUNDATE THE LOW LYING AREAS NEAR THE LANDFALL POINT DURING
NEXT SIX HOURS.
REMARKS:
THE SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE (SST) IS 30-31 DEG C OVER WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN SEA.
THERE IS POSITIVE SST ANOMALY OVER WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN SEA. THE TROPICAL
CYCLONE HEAT POTENTIAL IS ABOUT 70-90 KJ/SQ. CM TO THE LEFT FORWARD SECTOR OF
THE PREDICTED TRACK. HOWEVER, IT IS RELATIVELY LOW, AROUND 60-70 KJ/SQ. CM TO THE
RIGHT OF THE PREDICTED TRACK. UPPER LEVEL RIDGE RUNS ALONG 200N TO THE
NORTHEAST OF THE SYSTEM AND HENCE THE SYSTEM IS IN THE PERIPHERY OF THE
ANTICYCLONE TO ITS NORTHEAST. THE LOW LEVEL RELATIVE VORTICITY IS ABOUT 250X10-6
PER SEC TO THE SOUTH OF THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE LOWER LEVEL CONVERGENCE IS
ABOUT 50 X10-5 PER SEC TO THE SOUTH OF THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE UPPER LEVEL
DIVERGENCE IS ABOUT 30 X10-5 PER SEC TO THE SOUTH OF THE SYSTEM CENTRE. THE
VERTICAL WIND SHEAR HAS BECOME LOW (5-10 KNOTS) OVER THE SYSTEM AREA DURING
PAST 6 HOURS LEADING TO SLIGHT INTENSIFICATION EVEN THOUGH THERE IS DECRESE IN
RATE OF WARM AND MOIST AIR INCURSION TO THE CORE OF THE SYSTEM. HOWEVER,
SYSTEM WILL WEAKEN GRADUALLY AFTER LANDFALL DUE TO LAND INTERATION.
THE STEERING WINDS INDICATE THE SYSTEM WOULD MOVE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS
TOWARDS SOUTH OMAN–SOUTHEAST YEMEN COAST UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF
ANTICYCLONIC CIRCULATION AT MIDDLE AND UPPER TROPOSHPERIC LEVEL LOCATED TO
THE NORTHEAST OF THE SYSTEM CENTER.
(D. R. Pattanaik)
SCIENTIST-E, RSMC NEW DELHI

www.rsmcnewdelhi.imd.gov.in/images/bulletin/rsmc.pdf

http://www.rsmcnewdelhi.imd.gov.in/index.php?lang=en

PROBABILITY OF CYCLOGENESIS (FORMATION OF DEPRESSION)
NIL: 0%, LOW: 1-25%, FAIR: 26-50%, MODERATE: 51-75% AND HIGH: 76-100%
Contact: Phone: (91) 11-24652484 FAX: (91) 11-24623220 e-mail :cwdhq2008@gmail.com

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TROPICAL STORM RISK (TSR)

 

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METAREA8N / HIGH_SEAS_WARNING / 251800

WTIN01 DEMS 251800

GMDSS BULLETIN FOR MET. AREA VIII (N), NORTH OF EQUATOR
VALID FOR 24/48 HOURS FROM 1800 UTC 25 MAY 2018.

PART-I STORM WARNING
THE EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM MEKUNU OVER WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN
SEA MOVED FURTHER NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS WITH A SPEED OF 15 KMPH DURING
PAST 06 HOURS AND LAY CENTERED AT 1430 HRS IST OF TODAY, 25TH MAY
2018 OVER WESTCENTRAL ARABIAN SEA NEAR LATITUDE 16.2 DEG N AND
LONGITUDE 54.4 DEG E, ABOUT 400 KM NORTH-NORTHEAST OF SOCOTRA ISLANDS
AND 100 KM SOUTH-SOUTHEAST OF SALALAH(OMAN). IT IS VERY LIKELY TO
MOVE NORTH-NORTHWESTWARDS AND CROSS SOUTH OMAN-SOUTHEAST YEMEN COASTS
BETWEEN 53 DEG E AND 54 DEG E CLOSE TO SALALAH, AROUND MIDNIGHT OF
TODAY, THE 25TH MAY, 2018 AS AN EXTREMELY SEVERE CYCLONIC STORM WITH
WIND SPEED 160-170 GUSTING TO 190 KMPH.

PART:-II
THE CYCLONIC CIRCULATION AT 5.8 KM ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL OVER ANDAMAN
SEA AND NEIGHBOURHOOD PERSISTS.
A LOW PRESSURE AREA IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP OVER EASTCENTRAL BAY OF
BENGAL AROUND 28TH MAY.

A1-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)W OF 60 DEG E: S/SW-LY 15/40 KTS (.)
2)E OF 60 DEG E: S/SW-LY 10/20 KTS BEC W/NW-LY 10/20 KTS TO THE E
OF 67 DEG E TO 76 DEG E(.)
3)E OF 76 DEG E: SW-LY 15/20 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-1)W OF 60 DEG E: SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
2)E OF 68 DEG E: WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
3)REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 11)W OF 60 DEG E: 6-4 NM (.)
2)E OF 68 DEG E E: 3-2 NM(.)
3)REST AREA 8-6 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)N OF 5 DEG N TO W OF 64 DEG E 3-6 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA 2-3.5 MTR (.)
A1-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)W OF 60 DEG E: S/SW-LY 20/30 KTS (.)
2)E OF 60 DEG E: S/SW-LY 10/20 KTS BEC W/NW-LY 10/25 KTS TO THE E
OF 65 DEG E TO 73 DEG E(.)
3)E OF 73 DEG E: SW/W-LY 15/25 KTS(.)
II)WEATHER:-1)W OF 60 DEG E: SCATTERED RA/TS (.)
2)E OF 65 DEG E: WIDESPREAD RA/TS(.)
3)REST AREA ISOLATED RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 11)W OF 60 DEG E: 6-4 NM (.)
2)E OF 64 DEG E E: 3-2 NM(.)
3)REST AREA 8-6 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)N OF 6 DEG N TO W OF 65 DEG E: 2.5-4 MTR (.)
2)E OF 70 DEG E 2.5-3.5 MTR (.)
3)REST AREA: 2-2.5 MTR(.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)S OF 20 DEG N TO W OF 60 DEG E
CYCLONIC 45-90 KTS (.)
2)REST AREA: SW/W-LY 15/20 KTS BEC W/NW-LY 10/20 KTS TO THE
E OF 65 DEG E (.)
II)WEATHER:1)W OF 57 DEG E TO N OF 14 DEG N: WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)E OF 67 DEG E TO S OF 14 DEG N: WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
3)REST AREA: FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 1)W OF 57 DEG E TO N OF 14 DEG N: 3-2 NM (.)
2)E OF 67 DEG E TO S OF 14 DEG N: 3-2 NM (.)
3)REST AREA: 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)W OF 70 DEG E: OVER 14 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA 2-3.5 MTR (.)
A2-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:1)S OF 20 DEG N: S/SW-LY 10/20 KTS BEC
W/NW-LY TO THE E OF 63 DEG E TO 70 DEG E(.)
2)S OF 20 DEG N TO E OF 70 DEG E: N/NW-LY 10/20 KTS TO BEC CYCLONIC
10/20 KTS TO THE S OF 14 DEG N (.)
3)N OF 20 DEG N: SW/W-LY 10/20 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER:1)S OF 20 DEG N TO W OF 58 DEG E: ISOLATED RA/TS(.)
2)E OF 64 DEG E TO S OF 15 DEG N: WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
3)REST AREA: FAIR (.)
III)VISIBILITY: 1)S OF 20 DEG N TO W OF 58 DEG E: 8-6 NM(.)
2)E OF 64 DEG E TO S OF 15 DEG N: 3-2 NM (.)
3)REST AREA: 10-8 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)W OF 60 DEG E 1.5-2.5 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA: 2-3.5 MTR (.)
BOB A3-BAY OF BENGAL:EQUATOR TO 10 DEG N BETWEEN E OF 80 DEG
E AND WEST OF 10 DEG N/98 DEG 30 MIN E TO 6 DEG N/95 DEG
E AND THENCE S-WARDS TO EQUATOR(.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)S OF 5 DEG N: SW-LY 15/20 KTS BEC
W/NW-LY 05/10 KTS TO THE E OF 91 DEG E (.)
2)N OF 5 DEG N : SW-LY 10/25 KTS BEC 05/15 KTS TO THE E OF 93 DEG E
(.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)W OF 90 DEG E 2-3 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA 0.5-2.5 MTR (.)
A3-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION:-1)W OF 86 DEG E: S/SW-LY 10/20 KTS (.)
2)E OF 86 DEG E: SE/E-LY 05/10 KTS BEC SW-LY 05/20 KTS TO THE
N OF 5 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER:-FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
III)VISIBILITY:-4-3 NM (.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)W OF 90 DEG E: 2-3.5 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA: 0.5-2.5 MTR (.)
BOB: A4: BAY OF BENGAL N OF 10 DEG N AND E OF 80 DEG E(.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION: S/SW-LY 10/20 KTS (.)
II)WEATHER:-1)S OF 19 DEG E: FAIRLY WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)REST AREA: SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-1)S OF 19 DEG E: 4-3 NM (.)
2)REST AREA: 6-4 NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT: 1)S OF 16 DEG N: 0.5-2.5 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA 0.5-1.5 MTR (.)
A4-FORECAST FOR 48 HOURS
I)WINDSPEED AND DIRECTION: S/SW-LY 05/20 KTS BEC S/SE-LY 10/15 KTS TO
THE N OF 17 DEG N (.)
II)WEATHER:-1)S OF 20 DEG N: WIDESPREAD RA/TS (.)
2)REST AREA: SCATTERED RA/TS(.)
III)VISIBILITY:-1)S OF 20 DEG N: 3-2 NM (.)
2)REST AREA: 6-4 NM NM(.)
IV)WAVE HEIGHT:-1)S OF 15 DEG N TO W OF 92 DEG E : 2-3.5 MTR (.)
2)REST AREA: 0.5-2 MTR (.)
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MCA and RNLI test drones in real-life search and rescue scenarios – Published 02 May 2018 1500z (GMT/UTC)

The Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) ran a special event to test the use of drones.

A week-long event took place along a stretch of coastline at St Athan, Wales, with a selection of drones being used in four different search and rescue scenarios to explore how they could be used to help save lives in the future.

The scenarios being tested this week are a shoreline search for a casualty, an offshore search for multiple casualties in the sea, a mud rescue and a communications blackspot where a drone is required to relay information between rescue teams and a casualty on a cliff.

These scenarios will evaluate the potential impact of using drones – also referred to as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) – on operations. Particular attention will be paid to how drones can work together with existing search and rescue teams and assets, with RNLI lifeboats and an HM coastguard search and rescue helicopter featuring in this week’s rescue scenarios, to enhance lifesaving capability and reduce risk to rescue teams.

Hannah Nobbs, from the RNLI’s innovation team, said: ‘The aim of this event is to provide realistic scenarios and an authentic operating environment to explore the use of drones in multi-agency operations. We hope this will allow us to understand the benefits and limitations of their use in search and rescue activity.

‘This week-long test event is the culmination of around two years of work, where we’ve explored the use of drones in collaboration with key search and rescue partners and industry experts.

‘The RNLI has a proud history of embracing new technology – from cork lifejackets in the 1800s to the design and build of our waterjet-propelled Shannon class lifeboat. So it’s very exciting for us to now explore the potential use of drones in search and rescue activity, in partnership with the maritime & coastguard agency.’

Phil Hanson, aviation technical assurance manager at the MCA, said: ‘The MCA is always ready to embrace working with new technology – especially if that technology could enhance search and rescue efficiency, save more lives and reduce risk to our personnel.

‘There is significant evidence emerging from our overseas counterparts and more locally from UK mountain rescue teams indicating that drones can play a crucial role in emergency response. With this in mind, we welcome the opportunity to take part in these emerging trials to test the viability of drone technology with other rescue resources.

‘It’s too early to comment on how we will move forward from the trials but one thing we all agree on is that drones cannot replace helicopters, coastguard rescue teams or lifeboats. However, it is entirely possible that they could be an additional tool to use in search and rescue.’

There are six different industry partners supporting the event, with these organisations supplying and operating the drones during the exercises. Participating industry partners include Lockheed Martin UK, Scisys and the university of Bath.

A variety of drones are being used in the scenarios, including rotary platforms that offer stability for electro-optic and thermal sensor payloads, a tethered drone and fixed wing platforms that are runway or catapult launched. The test ran from Monday 23 April to Friday 27 April. –