April 20, 2018
Chennai : Tamil Nadu is among the nine coastal states that could face rough seas over the next two days, predicted the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS.
“As per our prediction, the rough sea condition will prevail in nine states during 21-22 April,” R.Harikumar, Scientist and Incharge Ocean State Forecasting, said.
There is a possibility of the sea being rough near shore and also the low lying areas and some areas may experience surges intermittently from April 21 morning to night of April 22 due to the effect of high period (18-22 seconds) swell waves, having 2.5 – 3 metre height.
The states which face rough seas are Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Lakshadweep, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha and West Bengal.
There could be surging of waves during high tide times in low laying areas of the coast. Fishermen have been advised to exercise caution during this period.
As per the organisation, boats have been advised against plying close to the coast and also told to anchor at a safe distance from other boats. The agency also advised the authorities against allowing recreational activities as also taking boats from shore to the sea.