Port Blair, June 5: The weather forecast indicates formation of low pressure area over Andaman Sea and East-Central & adjoining South East Bay of Bengal around 08 Jun 20. It is likely to intensify further during subsequent 24 hours and is likely to become well marked deep depression. Under its influence, heavy rain, squally winds gusting upto 30-35 knots and very rough sea conditions are likely to remain over Andaman sea till 12 Jun 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 12 Jun 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.

Further, it is requested that an advisory may be issued through your newspaper advising fishermen not to venture into sea till 12 Jun 20.

For any emergency/assistance at sea, call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.