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Mandarmani & Digha visitors stay away from turbulent sea

Kolkata: Hundreds of visitors who went to beach towns such as Mandarmani and Digha in East Midnapore and Bakkhali in South 24-Parganas in this weekend, mostly enjoyed the sea from a distance and failed to take a bath. The sea remained turbulent on Sunday in all the beach towns of East Midnapore and the district administration conducted campaign using microphones and urged the visitors not to go to the sea.

Following the alert from the local administration, the tourists sat at a distance and enjoyed the waves. According to the district administration, the average height of the waves was anything between 6-8 feet.

The district administration also predicted that the sea may remain turbulent in the next 24 hours with wind speed measuring around 45-50 km per hour hitting the sea coast in Digha, Mandarmani and other beach towns. Visitors have been asked not to take a bath in the sea till the situation turns normal. The East Midnapore district on Sunday received scattered rainfall in various parts. The visitors who were out there in the open in Digha got drenched as an intermittent rain hit the area.

It may be mentioned that the weather office has already issued an alert asking the fishermen not to venture into the sea for the next two days as the sea may remain turbulent. According to the MeT office various South Bengal districts may receive light to moderate rainfall on Monday. The city and its adjoining areas received light to moderate rainfall on Sunday. The district administration in East Midnapore made necessary arrangements of sea divers in the wake of the weather alert and rough sea.

The number of sea divers in Digha, Mandarmani and other sea beaches has been increased. The police surveillance in the beaches has been beefed up.

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