Vishakapatnam, Nov 15 : The cyclonic storm, Khai Muk over west central Bay of Bengal moved westwards and lay centered at 0830 a.m. today near latitude 14.50 N and longitude 82.50 E, about 230 km southeast of Machilipatnam and about 270 km northeast of Chennai.
The system is likely to move in a northwesterly direction and cross Andhra Pradesh coast between Bapatla and Kakinada, near Machilipatnam by today. nder its influence, rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls are likely to take place over coastal Andhra Pradesh during next 24 hours. ale winds speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting upto 85 kmph are likely along and off Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and Visakhapatnam during next 24 hours causing damage to thatched huts, uprooting of trees, breaking of tree branches causing minor damage to power and communication lines. Squally wind speed reaching 45-55 kmph gusting upto 65 kmph also likely along and off remaining parts of Andhra Pradesh coast.
Sea condition will be very rough to high along and off Andhra Pradesh coasts. torm surge 1-2 meter above the astronomical tide is likely at the time of landfall over coastal areas of Prakasham, Guntur, Krishna, west and east Godavari districts and Yanam.
Fishermen have been advised not to venture into the sea off Andhra Pradesh coast.