ORANGE WARNING FOR ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDSUpdate – 8th January 2019
Cyclone Pabuk is reportedly approaching Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The IMD (India Meteorological Department) has sounded the yellow alert in its wake. It has issued a warning for the residents to stay indoors as it predicts heavy rainfalls from today’s evening. There are also indications of rough sea conditions not only for the region but also for the neighbouring areas like the Bay of Bengal. The department has also recommended complete halt on fishing in the islands and Bay of Bengal till 7 January and 8 January respectively.
The cyclone was originated in the Gulf of Thailand and is moving at a speed of 10 kmph towards the west-northwest. It is expected to lose in strength by 7-8 January.