Bhubaneswar:3/1/19: The Odisha government on Thursday put the collectors of seven districts on alert in view of cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk,’ over South China Sea.
The Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has asked the collector of Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Puri, Ganjam and Khurda to remain alert and closely monitor the situation.
The cyclonic storm is expected to cross Andaman Island on January 6 and Myanmar coast during January 7-8.
“A cyclonic storm “PABUK” lay centred at 0830 hours IST of 03rd January 2019over south China Sea near latitude 6.0°N and longitude 105.0° E, about 1500 km east-southeast of Port Blair. It is very likely to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Andaman Sea around the forenoon of 05th January 2019,” a bulletin of IMD said.
“Thereafter it is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Andaman Islands around evening/ night of 06th January. Thereafter, it is very likely to move north-northwestwards and then recurve northeastwards towards Myanmar coast and weaken further during 7th-8th January, 2019,” the bulletin added.
The fishermen are advised not to venture into Andaman Sea during 4th-7th and into adjoining southeast and eastcentral Bay of Bengal during 6-7 January.