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Cyclone Remal: Amid scorching heat in North India, West Bengal & Odisha likely to witness heavy rains

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that Cyclone 'Remal', which is expected to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal by May 25, will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall and severe winds to West Bengal and coastal parts of North Odisha.

Written by  Shgun S -- May 24th 2024 08:40 PM
Cyclone Remal: Amid scorching heat in North India, West Bengal & Odisha likely to witness heavy rains

Cyclone Remal: Amid scorching heat in North India, West Bengal & Odisha likely to witness heavy rains

Cyclone Remal: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that Cyclone 'Remal', which is expected to form over the east-central Bay of Bengal by May 25, will bring heavy to very heavy rainfall and severe winds to West Bengal and coastal parts of North Odisha.

Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology at IMD, stated that a depression emerged in the Bay of Bengal this morning. It has slowly begun to move north to northeast. As it moves northward tomorrow, it will intensify and become a cyclone storm by the morning. By tomorrow night, it will have turned into a severe cyclonic storm.


"By midnight on May 26, it will hit West Bengal's coastal areas with wind speeds of 110-120 kmph. Wind speeds are expected to be higher in Bangladesh. Wind speeds will be highest in West Bengal's North and South 24 Parganas, as well as East Medinipur," he stated.

"As a result, light to moderate rainfall will start tomorrow. Heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in West Bengal on May 26-27, as well as extremely heavy rainfall. North Odisha's coastal areas may experience isolated heavy rainfall, with winds gusting to 40-50 kmph. Rain will fall across the northeastern states, with some areas under an extreme rainfall warning'," Mohapatra added.

Meanwhile, earlier in the day, 'Storm Warning Cage 1' was installed at the Pampan port in Tamil Nadu's Rameswaram to warn fishermen of the dangers of upcoming storms caused by Cyclone Remal.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted the formation of a depression in the Bay of Bengal as a result of the low-pressure area formation, with the possibility of intensification.

The IMD has warned fishermen not to venture out into the sea, and those who have already done so, to return to the coast by May 23.

- ANI

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