Tidel waves are seen rising high at the Ennore Beach in Chennai (Source: PTI)

Cyclone Sagar: IMD Issues Advisory To Five States, One Union Territory 

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The India Meteorological Department today issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm Sagar.

The cyclone lay centered over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 kilometers east-northeast of Yemen's Aden city and 560 kilometers west-northwest of Socotra Islands. It is very likely to intensify further during the next 12 hours and continue to move westwards for some more time and then move west-southwestwards thereafter, the advisory said.

The IMD advised fishermen not to venture into Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea for the next 48 hours. Gale winds speed reaching 70-80 kilometers per hour gusting to 90 kmph are very likely around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours. The cyclone is then expected to gradually decrease thereafter.

Sea conditions will be high around the system centre covering Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea during the next 24 hours.

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