Orissa warns fishermen of rough sea conditions

October 26th, 2008 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Bhubaneswar, Oct 26 (IANS) The Meteorological Department Sunday issued a warning of stormy conditions along the Orissa coastline and asked fishermen not to venture out to sea.”A depression formed Saturday has intensified into a deep depression over west central Bay of Bengal,” an official of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Office told IANS.

“Strong and gusty surface winds from north easterly direction with speed reaching 55-65 km per hour are likely to prevail along and off the north and south Orissa coast,” he said.

Besides, heavy rain has also been forecast for a few places along the north coastal Orissa.

“We have alerted fishermen not to venture out to sea as the condition will remain very rough during next 24 hours,” he said.

All ports in Orissa will also hoist cautionary signals, he said.

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