With Andaman Nicobar Islands, Odisha also puts on alert cap as cyclonic storm 'Pabuk’ nears the islands
Source :NewsBharati Date :04-Jan-2019
Bhubaneswar, January 4: Witnessing cyclonic activities in the South China Sea, the Odisha government has put seven districts. As the tropical cyclone 'PABUK’is expected to emerge in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on January 5 and is likely to cross on January 6, heavy rains are expected in the islands between January 5-7.
The collectors of seven Odisha districts - Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Ganjam and Khurda - have been asked to stay alert and monitor the situation.
In an advisory issued by the Revenue and Disaster department, it notified that the cyclonic storm Pabuk lay centred over the South China sea which is about 1,500 km east-southeast of Port Blair.
However, the cyclone is likely to move west-northwest and emerge into the Andaman sea on January 5. It is likely to cross the Andaman Islands around evening/night of January 6. The cyclone will then move forward to the north-west towards the Myanmar coast and weaken during January 7-8.
Squally wind with a speed ranging between 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph with a gradual increase up to 75 kmph is likely over the Andaman Sea from January 4.
While no specific warning has been issued to the fishermen, the weather department has advised them not to venture into the deep sea.