Cyclone Warning Centres in Coastal States

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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

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