Yellow Alert sounded as Cyclone Pabuk reaches A&N Islands

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Cyclone Pabuk UPSC

Why in News?

Cyclone Pabuk is very likely to move west-northwestwards and emerge into Andaman Sea around the forenoon of 05th January 2019. Thereafter it is very likely to move northwestwards and cross Andaman Islands around evening/night of 06th January.

Key Facts:

  • The cyclone, which originated over the Gulf of Thailand, has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of 10 kmph and lay centred over Thailand and neighbourhood.
  • yclone Pabuk is likely to move north-northwestwards and then recurve northeastwards towards Myanmar coast.
  • A ‘yellow alert’ was issued in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Saturday as Cyclone Pabuk made its way towards the archipelago.

Source:IE

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