High wind to lash part of Isles

Port Blair
26 Jul 2017

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 4.0 meters between 5.30 pm on July 26 to 11.30 pm of July 28 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel. Current speeds may vary between 55 - 68 cm/sec. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea. In Nicobar, high waves in the range of 3.0 - 4.1 meters are forecasted during 17:30 hours on 26-07-2017 to 23:30 hours of 28-07-2017 along the west coast of Nicobar Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Great Channel.  Current speeds may vary between 74 - 95 cm/sec. Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea. The general public have been advised to take precautionary measures and contact the State Control Room, District Control Room and Emergency Operation Centres in case of any emergency.
Meanwhile, the Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for farmers for the period from July 26-30. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with moderate rainfall in the next five days. In South Andaman 80 mm of rainfall, in North and Middle Andaman 44 mm of rainfall and in Nicobar Island 103 mm of rainfall is expected during this period. The maximum temperature will be 28 to 31 degree centigrade with minimum temperature of 24 to 25 degree centigrade, whereas the maximum and minimum relative humidity is expected to be in the range of 80 to 83 % and 77 to 81 %, respectively in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Wind speed of 29 to 38 kmph is expected from South Westerly direction.
Farmers in South Andaman have been advised to transplant 2-3 seedlings per hill at 20 x 10 cm spacing for medium duration paddy, do weeding in the vegetable field and remove pest infected fruits of beans and cowpea from the field, do carp breeding and stock spawn in the well managed nursery pond and provide anthelmintic treatment to livestock (cow) with the consultation of veterinary doctors. In Nicobar, farmers have been advised to remove excess water from vegetable field, as good amount of rainfall is expected and provide anthelmintic treatment to livestock (cow) with the consultation of veterinary doctors.