23 Oct 2022

Cyclone Sitrang To Hit West Bengal Coast; How Dangerous It Is?

New Delhi: A cyclone which is named Sitrang has formed in the Bay of Bengal, which is moving towards India. It is expected to hit the West Bengal coast on October 25. 

Due to this, strong winds can occur in many areas with heavy rain during Diwali. A cyclone is coming in the Bay of Bengal after three years. Earlier in October 2018, Titli cyclone came.

Route of Cyclone Sitrang: Cyclone Sitrang is expected to hit the coast of West Bengal and Bangladesh on October 25. This storm can cause winds at a speed of 110 km / h. With this, light to moderate rain is likely over West Bengal and Odisha. The maximum impact is likely to be on the coastal areas of Sundarbans and East Midnapore. Sundarbans, on both sides of the international border, is likely to receive the maximum impact.

According to the forecast of the Meteorological Department, Sitrang is not expected to be as dangerous as Cyclone Amphan, which devastated West Bengal two years ago.

West Bengal and Odisha are on alert over the possible cyclone, the first to form in the Bay of Bengal in the month of October since 2018. 

Coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal will receive widespread heavy rainfall till Tuesday, with moderate to heavy rainfall likely over southern Assam, east Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Tripura on Monday, the IMD said. Further, extremely heavy rainfall will lash Tripura and Mizoram on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Rough sea conditions with squally wind speeds ranging between 35-45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph along Odisha and West Bengal coasts, Andaman Islands and adjoining north Andaman Sea would prevail on Sunday.

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