As low pressure area develops over Southeast BoB; Coast Guard issues caution for fishermen of Andaman

Port Blair, Mar 30: The Indian Coast Guard today issued caution for local residents and fishermen of Andaman and Nicobar Islands regarding formation of a low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal.

“The recent weather forecast indicates formation of low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal. It is likely to intensify further during subsequent 24 hours and is likely to become well marked deep depression moving northeasterly direction towards Southern Group of Islands (SGI). Under its influence, heavy rain, squally winds gusting upto 30-35 knots and very rough sea conditions are likely to remain over Andaman sea upto 04 April 2021,” an official weather warning issued by Indian Coast Guard in Andaman said here today.

Meanwhile, the Indian Coast Guard has also shared the weather information with civil administration including fisheries authorities and the Coast Guard Stations at various locations in A & N Region, in coordination with local fisheries authorities, are sensitizing the fishing community on persisting rough seas/inclement weather at sea and urging the fishermen to refrain from moving out to sea from 31 March onwards.

“The Coast Guard vessels on deployment are sensitizing fishermen at sea and guiding them to return harbour. All Coast Guard establishments and ships in A & N Region have been alerted and directed to maintain highest state of preparedness to meet any contingency,” the Coast Guard caution added.

Meanwhile various Islands of Andaman and Nicobar are already witnessing overcast sky and as per Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) thunderstorm with lightning accompanied by gusty wind with speed reaching 30 to 40 Kmph likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands in next two days.

“Heavy rain likely to occur at one or two places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands,” IMD weather update said.

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