Likely to Make Landfall in Bangladesh; Heavy Showers Predicted in Bengal, Northern Odisha

Cyclone Sitrang may be very prone to intensify right into a extreme cyclonic storm because it gathers tempo over the Bay of Bengal and make a landfall in Bangladesh on Tuesday morning, the IMD mentioned.

The deep despair over Bay of Bengal intensified right into a cyclone on Sunday night and may be very prone to collect additional power changing into a extreme cyclonic storm on Monday with wind pace reaching 90 to 100 kmph gusting to 110 kmph.

The cyclone, named Sitrang by Thailand, trigger heavy to very heavy rain within the coastal districts of West Bengal and remoted heavy rain in north coastal Odisha, as per the IMD.

Listed below are the most recent updates on Cyclone Sitrang:

• At 3:17 am on Monday, the cyclonic storm was about 520 km south of Sagar Island and 670 km south-southwest of Barisal (Bangladesh), as per the IMD. It’s doubtless “to maneuver north-northeastwards and intensify additional right into a extreme cyclonic storm within the subsequent 12 hrs. To cross the Bangladesh coast between Tinkona Island & Sandwip,” it mentioned.

• “Wind speeds of over 50 to 60 kmph and really heavy rain is probably going over West Bengal coast throughout landfall, however extra affect is probably going over the Sundarban area, which is nearer to the landfall level,” mentioned Ananda Kumar Das, in-charge of the climate workplace’s cyclone monitoring division, as quoted in Hindustan Instances. 

• It’s prone to trigger heavy to very heavy rain within the coastal districts of West Bengal and remoted heavy rain in north coastal Odisha, the IMD mentioned. Tidal waves of as much as 5-6 metres are anticipated to inundate low mendacity areas of North and South 24 Parganas in West Bengal and coastal areas of Bangladesh at landfall, it mentioned.

• Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly and West Midnapore are prone to be affected by wind reaching pace of 40 to 50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph on Tuesday, whereas will probably be 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph on Monday in these districts, deputy director-general of the Regional Met Centre in Kolkata Sanjib Bandopadhyay advised reporters on Sunday.

“The primary affected space would be the Sunderbans within the coastal areas of North and South 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal and in Bangladesh,” he mentioned.

• Harm to property and infrastructure is probably going in West Bengal as a result of heavy rain, accompanied by winds and excessive tidal waves. These are prone to trigger injury to kutcha embankments and roads, disruption of energy and communication strains and injury to kutcha homes.

• In Odisha, heavy rains are prone to lash sure locations within the coastal districts of Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur and Puri until 8.30 am on Monday. A yellow warning of heavy rainfall was issued for Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur, and Cuttack until Tuesday morning.

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