Cyclone Sagar: IMD issues advisory to 5 states, 1 union territory

Indian Meteorological Department has issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’.

The cyclonic storm lay centered over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen’s Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands.

Talking to All India Radio, Director General of Indian Meteorological Department, Dr. K. J. Ramesh said, fishermen were advised not to venture into Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas.

In Maharashtra, the Regional Meteorological Department said, this might lead to rains and thunderstorm in different parts of state today.

About the wind warning, it has said Gale winds with a speed reaching upto 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely in west-central and south-west Arabian sea in coming 24 hours and would gradually decrease thereafter.