Port Blair, Aug 02: The Indian Coast Guard today said that the recent weather forecast indicates remnant of low pressure system from east will emerge in to north Bay of Bengal. It is likely to intensify further and become well marked low pressure area by 04 Aug 20. Under its influence, heavy rain, squally winds gusting upto30-35 knots and very rough sea conditions with wave height 3.5-4.0 Mtrs are likely to remain over Andaman sea upto 05 Aug 20.
The Indian Coast Guard has shared the weather information with civil administration including fisheries authorities. 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 till 05 Aug 20. 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.
For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.