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Cyclone Alert! Andaman Island May Face A Natural Disaster Called 'Pabuk'

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| January 6 , 2019 , 16:04 IST

India Meteorological Department has announced 'yellow' alert for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Saturday as it is under threat of a cyclonic storm named Pabuk.

The Home Ministry informed people about the upcoming threat and advised them to be careful. A 'yellow' alert has been also sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands as a cyclonic storm is moving towards the archipelago.

An official said that the sea condition will be high over the Andaman Islands, the Andaman Sea and the adjoining areas of east-central and south-east Bay of Bengal till January 7 due to the cyclonic storm 'Pabuk'.

The sea condition will be very rough over the Nicobar Islands till Sunday. People in the Andaman Islands are advised to remain in safe places, the official added.

The weather department has advised total suspension of fishing operation over the Andaman Sea and adjoining south-east and the east-central Bay of Bengal till January 7 and over east-central and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal till January 8.

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He further said, "It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and emerge into the Andaman Sea by forenoon of today. Thereafter, it is very likely to move northwestwards and cross the Andaman Islands around evening/night of January 6 as a cyclonic storm with a wind speed of 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph."

The official also said 'Pabuk' originated over the Gulf of Thailand and neighbourhood, moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph and lay centred over Thailand and neighbourhood.

The storm will become very rough over the south-east and the east-central Bay of Bengal, the Andaman Islands and the adjoining Andaman Sea by January 8 and rough over east-central and adjoining south-east Bay of Bengal by January 8.