Ahmedabad: The Met department has asked all the ports in south Gujarat to hoist local coastal signal (LCS) III, indicating rough weather and strong winds. It has
advised fishermen not to venture into sea for the next twenty-four hours.
Strong winds with speed of 45-55 km/h and reaching occasionally upto 65 km/h, would continue along and off Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts during next 24 hours.
"Sea condition will be rough...Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Sea during next 24 hours," IMD statement said.
"The low pressure which had intensified into a depression over northeast Arabian sea off Maharashtra and south Gujarat coasts moved north-north-westwards and crossed Saurashtra coast about 25 km east of Diu in the early morning and lay
centered at 0830 hrs about 70 km south-southwest of Amreli," India Meteorological Department`s statement said.
"It would move north-westwards and weaken gradually during next 24 hours," it said.
As a result, rainfall would occur at most places, and there would be heavy or very heavy showers in few places in Saurashtra, Kutch and Diu in the next 24 hours.