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Pabuk to strike Andaman Sea on Saturday, alert issued for fishermen

Kolkata and its surroundings are not expected to be affected; Alipore Meteorological department office has alerted fishermen not to venture into the sea from 5 to 7 January

Statesman News Service | Kolkata |

Pabuk, a deep depression that made a landfall in Thailand on Friday, may reach the Andaman Sea on 5 January.  The Alipore Meteorological department office has accordingly alerted fishermen not to venture into the sea from 5 to 7 January.

An IMD official said, “Kolkata and its surroundings are expected not to be affected by the depression. Near the Andamans, heavy rainfall is expected during that period due to the depression.”

“Fishermen are advised not to venture into the deep sea during 5 to 7 January,” the official stated.

Meanwhile, after the chilly weather towards the year end, the temperature rose a bit for Kolkata and the districts. “The northern wind is not strong now, which affected the weather earlier but we are expecting the winter to continue for a few more days” said a Met official.

The minimum temperature recorded today was 12.6 degree Celsius and the maximum temperature was 26.1 degree Celsius.

A maximum relative humidity of 93 per cent and minimum relative humidity of 33 per cent were recorded, according to the Meteorological department.