The very severe cyclonic storm, PHAILIN over westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of
Bengal moved north-northwestwards during past 3 hours with a speed of 20 kmph and lay centred at
1430 hrs IST of today, the 12 th October 2013 over westcentral & adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal
near latitude 18.6 0 N and longitude 85.4 0 E, about 90 km southeast of Gopalpur. It would move
northwestwards and cross north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coasts close to Gopalpur (Odisha)
during 6-8 P.M. of today i.e. the 12 th October, 2013 as a very severe cyclonic storm with a maximum
sustained wind speed of 210-220 kmph gusting to 240 kmph.