New Delhi, May 20: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday issued an advisory to five states – Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Union Territory Lakshadweep over cyclonic storm ‘Sagar’. The weather department has also predicted thunderstorms, strong winds in different parts of the country including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and parts of North West India due to the cyclonic storm.

The cyclonic storm lay centered over the Gulf of Aden, about 390 km east-northeast of Yemen’s Aden city and 560 km west-northwest of Socotra Islands. (ALSO READ: IMD Issues Fresh Thunderstorm And Hailstorm Warning For Delhi And Jammu & Kashmir)

Following the fresh warning, fishermen are advised not to venture into Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west central and southwest Arabian Sea during 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 and gradually decrease thereafter.

Sea condition 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.

(With agency inputs)