Digha: East Midnapore district administration and Kolkata MET office has issued an alert on Friday barring fishermen and tourists from going to the sea in Digha.
Reportedly, storm has hit Odisha and the coastal part of East-Midnapore district. with 26 km per hour in last 6 hours which has moved to North-West side gradually which turned in deep depression at around 5:30 minute in this morning.
In the next 12 hours, the depression will move to extreme West and North-West. It has been presumed that the intensity of the depression will decrease with the growing time. Districts of gangetic Bengal will witness comparatively heavy downpour like East and West Midnapore, Jhargram, Bankura, Purulia, East Bardhaman.
The fishermen have been strictly instructed from refraining themselves from going into the sea for fishing. The same note goes for the tourists too. Miking going on the beach area and the beach site. Disaster Management team and local experts are assisting tourists.
As per East Medinipore District authorities, the alert would remain till Saturday. The gusty wind with whimsical weather has turn the weather in a more bad condition. As a result of these, the tidal waves are presumed to attain heights which would be way above the normal height.
The Officer-in-charge of Digha Basukinath Banerjee said, “Sea in a uncertain condition due to deep depression so tidal wave may hit the sea side anytime. The tourist have been prohibited from going to the sea, Fishermen from fishing. The alert will remain till Saturday.
An alert has also been issued in Hooghly, Sagar Island port till the evening. The weather may continue till Saturday.