National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 30 October 2019
While the Cyclonic Storm Kyarr moves away from the Indian Coasts and continue to weaken, another well marked low pressure area has developed over Commorin and adjoining Indian Ocean area. It lays cantered 200 kms South East of Minicoy (Lakshadweep Islands). It is very likely to move North Westwardly across Lakshadweep islands during next 24 hours and then emerge into east central Arabian Sea. It is likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours and into a cyclonic storm in next 24 hours. Wind speed of 40-50 kms per hour with rough to very rough sea conditions will prevail at central Arabian Sea between 31 oct to 03 Nov 19.
Coast Guard western Region has issued an weather advisory to Coastal States of Kerala, Karnataka, Goa and Maharashtra including Union Territories of Lakshadweep besides Fisheries Authorities and requested them to warn the fishing community and fishing boats at sea about developing weather conditions, safety precautions and venturing out to sea. Coast Guard Ships and Aircraft have been directed to relay the weather warnings to fishermen onboard fishing boats at sea.Coast Guard Assets have been alerted and kept standby to respond to any developing situations at sea.
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