With wind speeds picking up to 90 kmph, fishermen have been warned not to venture into the Arabian Sea for the next 48 hours.

Fishermen advised not to venture into Arabian Sea as cyclonic storm Sagar approachesImage for representation.
news Cyclonic Storm Friday, May 18, 2018 - 17:56

The cyclonic storm Sagar over the Gulf of Aden in Yemen is moving towards the western coast of India, and the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning to fishermen to not venture out into the Arabian Sea for the next 48 hours. The cyclonic storm is expected to dissipate in the coming days, and become a deep depression on May 19 and a depression on May 20.

In a bulletin issued at 4.30pm on Friday, IMD gave a wind warning, a warning on sea condition, and a fishermen warning.

“Gale winds speed reaching 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph is very likely around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 12 hrs and gradual decrease thereafter becoming 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph during subsequent 12 hours,” the IMD said.

“Sea condition will be high to very high around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during next 24 hrs,” it added.

In an advisory to fishers, the IMD said, “Fishermen are advised not to venture into Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of westcentral and southwest Arabian Sea during next 48 hrs.”

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