Cyclone ‘Remal’ to impact West Bengal, adjoining Bangladesh, IMD shares update | India News

NEW DELHI: A low-pressure area over the southwest & adjoining west-central Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards and is likely to concentrate into a depression over central parts of the Bay of Bengal by the morning of May 24 and is expected to intensify further into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Bay of Bengal by May 25, according to India Meteorological Department.
And subsequently, it would move nearly northwards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by 26th May evening as a severe cyclonic storm.
In a statement, the IMD said, “Low Pressure Area over southwest & adjoining westcentral Bay of Bengal moved northeastwards and lay as a well-marked low pressure area over west central & adjoining south Bay of Bengal at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 23rd May, 2024. It is very likely to continue to move northeastwards and concentrate into a Depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal by morning of 24th May, 2024.”

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“Thereafter, it is very likely to continue to move northeastwards, intensify further into a cyclonic storm over eastcentral Bay of Bengal by 25th May morning. Subsequently, it would move nearly northwards and reach near Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by 26th May evening as a severe cyclonic storm,” it added.
If the cyclone is formed, it will be named ‘Remal‘, and it will be the first cyclone in the Bay of Bengal this pre-monsoon season.
Heavy rainfall warning
According to the IMD, a light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over coastal districts of West Bengal and adjoining districts of North Odisha on 26th and 27th May. Similiarly the light to moderate rainfall will be seen at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places is likely over Mizoram, Tripura and South Manipur on 26th and 27th May.
Wind warning
Squally weather with wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely to prevail over central and adjoining South Bay of Bengal on 23rd May. It would become 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph over central Bay of Bengal on 24th May, IMD said. It would extend to adjoining areas of North Bay of Bengal with gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph from 25th May morning. It would further increase becoming 100-110 kmph gusting to 120 kmph over north Bay of Bengal and 70-80 kmph gusting to 90 kmph over adjoining central Bay of Bengal from 26th morning for subsequent 24 hours. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely along & off Bangladesh, West Bengal and adjoining North Odisha coasts from 25th May evening. Squally wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph is likely over Andaman Islands and North Andaman Sea on 23 rd and 24th May, according to IMD.

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