Port Blair, July 29: As per a release issued by Indian Coast Guard, the recent weather forecast indicates low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal and adjoining Southwest Andaman Sea.
It is likely to intensify further during subsequent 24 hours and is likely to become well marked deep depression moving northwards initially and then North Westerly along and off Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
Under its influence, heavy rain, squally winds gusting upto 30 knots and very rough sea conditions with wave height 3.5-4.0 Mtrs are likely to remain over Andaman sea upto 30 Jul 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 30 Jul 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.