Thunder squalls with wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph are likely off the coast in the next 24 hours. Fishermen have been advised not to enter the sea, the Meteorology Department said.

Deputy commissioners have been directed to be alert and take precautionary measures in all vulnerable areas during the rains, it said, adding that control rooms should be fully operational and all incidents be reported.

The Department has instructed that rescue and relief teams be kept on standby for emergency duties.


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