CANACONA: A mini-tornado has hit the Palolem coast since early Friday morning.
Strong waves began to pound the coast, badly hitting the coastline, breaking the sand dunes and pulling away large chunks of sand into the Arabian Sea.
Incidentally, the sea almost surged menacingly has inundated the entire coastline of Palolem Beach, which is otherwise frequented by tourists.
Interestingly, Visitors were seen since early morning trying to take a dip in the seawater, however cautiously doing so as the tumultuous sea brought in waves hitting hard to the coastal borderline. Others still kept them away from entering the seawater, almost causing a rampage on the coast.
Dhristi Live Savers advised visitors not to venture into the sea and informed the conditions are not conducive.
Incidentally, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a port warning for the Maharashtra-Goa coast. Also, it warned of total suspending fishing operations for the next couple of days because of the severe cyclonic storm ‘Biparjoy’, heading towards Goa coasts.
The Met department has also advised total suspension of fishing operations over the east-central and adjoining west-central and south Arabian Sea till June 12 and west-central and adjoining northwest Arabian Sea from June 12 to 14.
The Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) had issued a warning forecasting high waves in the range of 2.3 to 3.2 metres along the coast of Goa between Vengurla to Vasco on Wednesday night and according to sources, the same situation could prevail in the days to come, or at least till the arrival of normal monsoons.