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Deep depression intensifies into cyclonic storm 'Sagar' over Gulf of Aden

Deep depression intensifies into cyclonic storm 'Sagar' over Gulf of Aden

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 17 May 2018, 01:46 pm

New Delhi, May 17 (IBNS): The Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, on Thursday, issued a warning saying that a deep depression intensified into a cyclonic storm 'Sagar' has formed over the Gulf of Aden.

In a release on Thursday afternoon, the Ministry said that a depression formed over Gulf of Aden on Wednesday evening. 

Moving west-northwestwards, it intensified into a deep depression in the early morning n Thursday and further into a cyclonic storm 'Sagar' at 0830 hours IST on Thursday over Gulf of Aden near latitude 13.20N and longitude 48.70E; about 400 km east-northeast of Aden (Yemen) and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands.

It is very likely to intensify slightly further during next 12 hrs. It is very likely to move initially westwards during next 12 hrs and then west-southwestwards during subsequent 24 hours, the release said.

Image: WMO/OMM-Twitter