Cyclone Pabuk will arrive at the Andaman and Nicobar islands bringing heavy rainfall at several places, according to the India Meteorological Department. Weather department officials have warned fishermen not to venture into the Andaman sea from January 4-7 and into the adjoining southeast and east-central Bay of Bengal from January 6-7.
Fishermen and others in the deep sea have also been advised to return to the coast by tonight.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government has put seven districts on alert in view of cyclonic activities in the South China Sea. In this regard, the Revenue and Disaster management department of the Odisha government issued an advisory.