Monsoon is here. As per the Indian Meteorological Department, wind speed is very likely to increase gradually and become gale wind speed reaching 65-75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph over east-central and adjoining south-east Arabian Sea. It is very likely to be 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph over Lakshadweep area, Kerala, Karnataka & south Maharashtra Coasts.
Warnings have been issued by Drishti Marine that even in case of dry spells, visitors to the beach should not wade into the water above the knees due to powerful currents. Drishti Marine’s Ravi Shankar said in a statement, “We have put up red flags at all the beaches which means that the area is not meant for swimming. Even wading into the waters is not advisable. Our team of lifeguards present along the coast is monitoring the weather conditions. The team is trained to carry out rescues even in rough weather.”