High wave, strong wind warnings; Kerala fisherfolk refrained from venturing into sea
Thiruvananthapuram: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned fisherfolk in Kerala coast not to venture into the sea for the next 5 days as strong winds with speeds reaching 40 to 50 KMPH is likely to prevail in the Arabian sea.
Meanwhile, Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) informed that high waves reaching heights of 2.5-3.8 meters are forecasted along Kerala coast from Pozhiyoor to Kasaragod until 11.30 pm on Sunday.
As per the IMD alert, strong winds with speeds reaching 50-60 kmph will lash the south-west and west-central Arabian sea from Saturday (July 18) to Wednesday (July 22).
At the same time, squally weather with wind reaching speeds of 40 to 50 KMPH is likely to prevail over Karnataka, Kerala coasts, Lakshadweep area and its adjourning southeast Arabian Sea from Saturday to Wednesday. Strong winds with speeds up to 40-50 KMPH are very likely over east-central Arabian sea from Saturday to Sunday.
Hence, the Kerala State Disaster Management Authority (KSDMA) has asked fisherfolk not to venture into the sea for five days from Saturday to Wednesday. KSDMA also advised the people living in coastal areas to stay vigilant as there are chances for high waves on Sunday until 11.30 pm. The fisherfolk are directed to ensure safety of their boats and fishing equipment.