Weather Forecast: Storm ‘Sitrang’ will wreak havoc in these states on Diwali, IMD issued alert Heavy rain is expected in the areas and wind blowing at a speed of 100 km per hour is expected. The cyclone is moving rapidly towards Bengal.
Weather department issued heavy rain alert; The storm will wreak havoc in these places
North India, including Punjab, is currently getting colder. Due to the rains during the last few days, this time the cold has taken hold quickly. According to the officials of the Meteorological Department, the cold may increase further next week. At the same time, the possibility of cloud cover has been expressed in some parts of Punjab.
The Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rain warning for Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mizoram, Tripura. Along with this, the Meteorological Department has predicted winds of 55 to 60 km per hour in West Bengal, Orissa, Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
The Meteorological Department said in its bulletin that the storm is moving towards west-northwest. It is likely to move northwestward and develop into a deep depression over east-central and adjoining southeast Bay of Bengal.
The storm is likely to gradually turn north-northeast and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the central Bay of Bengal by the morning of October 24, the IMD said.
Thereafter, it will continue to move Northeastward and cross the Bangladesh coast between Tinacona Island and Sandwich around October 25 morning. The name ‘Sitang’ has been proposed by Thailand for the possible cyclonic storm, the IMD said in the forecast.
The fishermen advised not to go deep into the sea
In view of Cyclone ‘Sitrang’, the IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the deep waters of the central Bay of Bengal from Saturday and along the coasts of Odisha and Bengal between October 23 and 26. Due to the weather system, both Bengal and Odisha are likely to receive heavy rainfall.
Chance of heavy rain in West Bengal
According to Sanjeev Bandopadhyay, Deputy Director General, Regional Meteorological Center in Kolkata, heavy to very heavy rain will occur at isolated places in North-24 Paraganas districts and South-24 Paraganas districts on October 24. West Medinipur may experience heavy rain on that day. Bandopadhyay said that there is a possibility of heavy rain in Nadia
He said that moderate rain may occur in Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly on both the days. Wind gusts ranging from 45 to 55 kmph to 65 kmph are expected in South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas districts on October 24.