Heavy rains to continue in isles

6 Jun 2017

Monsoon rains are likely to increase significantly over Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The intermittent showers will continue even after 48 hours over these groups of islands. Tourists are advised to postpone their trip to these islands because of heavy downpours in these areas. Besides, fishers are advised not to venture out into the sea due to rough sea conditions, according to Skymet.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands witnessed good spell of rain since the onset of monsoon 2017, which remains active in the region. The southern parts of islands including Nancowry, Car Nicobar, and Hut Bay received moderate to heavy rainfall activities, while Port Blair has received extremely heavy rainfall and thundershower activities in the last 24 hours, say Weathermen at Skymet.
Heavy to very heavy rains lashed several parts of the islands, with few recording extremely heavy showers as well. The ongoing rainfall and thundershower activities over the region can be attributed to a cyclonic circulation over East Central Bay of Bengal. Moderate to heavy showers are likely to continue over the region during the next 24 to 48 hours.. In the span of 24 hours from 8:30 am on Monday, Port Blair recorded 215 mm of rainfall, Long Island 70 mm, Mayabunder 38 mm, Car Nicobar 23 mm, Nancowry 12 mm and Hut Bay 11 mm.