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Government of India
Ministry of Earth Science
23 MAR 2021 4:29PM by PIB Delhi
Cyclone Warning Centres in Coastal States

There are seven Cyclone Warning Centers covering the east & west coasts of our country to cater to the need of Cyclone Warning Services and Marine weather services.

 

          Three Area Cyclone Warning Centres (ACWCs) are located at Chennai, Mumbai and Kolkata and four Cyclone Warning Centres (CWCs) at Thiruvananthapuram, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad and Bhubaneswar. The responsibility for operational cyclone warning work for the respective area rests with the ACWCs and CWCs. Area of responsibility of ACWCs and CWCs is given in Annexure I.

 

         All the 13 coastal States and Union Territories are benefitted from the services provided by these warning centers.

Annexure-I

 

Area of responsibility of ACWC/CWC

 

Centre

Sea area

Coastal area*

Maritime State

ACWC Kolkata

Bay of Bengal

West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

West Bengal, Andaman & Nicobar Islands

ACWC Chennai

Bay of Bengal

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal Kerala, Mahe& Karnataka & Lakshadweep

Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karaikal Kerala, Mahe& Karnataka & Lakshadweep

ACWC Mumbai

Arabian Sea

Maharashtra, Goa

Maharashtra, Goa

CWC Thiruvananthapuram

Arabian Sea

Kerala, Mahe & Karnataka & Lakshadweep

Kerala, Mahe & Karnataka & Lakshadweep

CWC Ahmedabad

Arabian Sea

Gujarat, Diu, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

Gujarat, Diu, Daman, Dadra & Nagar Haveli

CWC Visakhapatnam

Bay of Bengal

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

CWC Bhubaneshwar

Bay of Bengal

Odisha

Odisha

*Coastal strip of responsibility extends up to 75 km from the coast line.

 

 This was stated by Union Minister of Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Rajya Sabha today.

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