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.
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