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'Cyclone Tej' to make landfall in Yemen on Tuesday; deep depression in Bay of Bengal, warns IMD

'Tej' is expected to start weakening from Monday evening as it transitions into an extremely severe cyclonic storm

Written by  Annesha Barua -- October 23rd 2023 01:02 PM
'Cyclone Tej' to make landfall in Yemen on Tuesday; deep depression in Bay of Bengal, warns IMD

'Cyclone Tej' to make landfall in Yemen on Tuesday; deep depression in Bay of Bengal, warns IMD

PTC News Desk: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has provided updates on the weather conditions, stating that the extremely severe Cyclonic storm 'Tej' has formed over the west-central Arabian Sea and is moving northwestward. It is predicted to cross the coast of Yemen near AlGhaidah on Tuesday as a very severe Cyclonic storm, with its intensity decreasing from Monday evening.

IMD classifies cyclonic systems based on their sustained wind speeds. A Cyclonic Storm ranges from 63-88 kmph, a Severe Cyclonic Storm from 89-117 kmph, a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm from 118-165 kmph, and an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm from 166-220 kmph. Wind speeds exceeding 221 kmph are classified as super-cyclones.


Here are the latest updates:

  • The storm is currently positioned 200 km north-northwest of Yemen's Socotra, 300 km south of Oman's Salalah, and 240 km southeast of Al Ghaidah.
  • A "Phenomenal" sea condition is expected to persist over the southwest and west-central Arabian Sea, gradually diminishing from high to very rough by Tuesday morning.
  • Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the Arabian Sea until Tuesday night.
  • Additionally, the IMD has issued warnings regarding a Deep Depression forming in the west-central Bay of Bengal. This system is moving northwards and is approximately 400 km away from Odisha's Paradip and 550 km south-southwest of West Bengal's Digha. The deep depression is expected to intensify into a Cyclonic Storm within the next 24 hours, with a north-northeastward trajectory.
  • The storm formed in the Bay of Bengal is forecasted to cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong on Wednesday evening as a Deep Depression. The IMD predicts light to moderate rainfall in Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura on Tuesday and Wednesday, with heavy rainfall in isolated areas.
  • Odisha is anticipated to receive light to moderate rainfall at various locations from October 23 to October 25, while West Bengal will experience light to moderate rainfall on October 24 and 25. Rough to very rough sea conditions are expected to persist until October 25.
  • The IMD advises fishermen to refrain from venturing into the Bay of Bengal until October 24. Their statement reads, "Fishermen are advised not to venture into North Bay of Bengal and along & off Odisha, West Bengal, Bangladesh, and north Myanmar coasts during 23rd to 25th October."

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- With inputs from agencies

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