Port Blair, March 30: The recent weather forecast indicates formation of low pressure area over Southeast Bay of Bengal. It is likely to intensify further during subsequent 24 hours and is likely to become well marked deep depression moving north-easterly direction towards Southern Group of Islands (SGI). Under its influence, heavy rain, squally winds gusting upto 30-35 knots and very rough sea conditions are likely to remain over Andaman sea upto 04 Apr 21.  

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 from 31st March onwards. 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, one may call Coast Guard SAR Agency at Toll Free number 1554.