Yellow alert sounded as cyclone ‘Pabuk’ moves towards Andaman

A ‘yellow’ alert was sounded for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands in India as a cyclonic storm is moving towards the archipelago.

There will be a high tide over the Andaman Islands, the Andaman Sea and south-east Bay of Bengal till January 7th. The cyclonic storm is officially named ‘Pabuk’.

The cyclone ‘Pabuk’ will originate from the Gulf of Thailand and neighbourhood. It will move north west with a speed of 10 kmph and lay centre over Thailand.

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

The sea condition will be very rough over the Nicobar Islands as well till Sunday. People in the Andaman Islands are advised to remain indoors.

The weather department advised a total suspension of fishing operation over the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal till January 8th.

The officials said –

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