Indian Coast Guard issues weather advisory to Maharashtra, Kerala, Goa and UTs over possible cyclonic storm, warns fisherfolk against venturing into sea

Asian News International

New Delhi: The Indian Coast Guard on Sunday said that a low-pressure area that has formed over the East Central Arabian sea is likely to intensify further in the next 24 hours.

Indian Coast Guard also took to Twitter to issue a weather warning to fishermen, Dhows and Merchant vessels operating in area.

Earlier in the day, the Indian Coast Guard has issued an advisory to the states and Union Territories on West Coast asking them to issue appropriate warnings, to refrain fisherfolk from venturing into sea and recall smaller boats back to harbour.

"Due to formation of low pressure area over East Central Arabian Sea and its likelihood of developing and intensifying into Cyclonic Storm with associated heavy rainfall, the Indian Coast Guard Western Region headquarters issued an advisory to the western region coastal States and Union Territory including Department of Fisheries on Sunday morning through Coast Guard District Commanders of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala, Lakshadweep and Daman," said Coast Guard.

Coast Guard has requested the state and UT administration to issue appropriate warnings in vernacular languages, refrain fisher-folk from venturing out to sea during adverse weather conditions and recall smaller boats at sea to the harbour.

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