Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ Likely To Hit Bangladesh On Oct 25: IMD


New Delhi: A probable cyclone Sitrang is expected to head towards Bangladesh and can make landfall between Tinkona Island and Sandwip on Tuesday early morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Saturday afternoon.

Under the influence, the coastal districts of Odisha and West Bengal will receive widespread heavy rainfall till October 25, said the IMD.

Moderate to heavy intensity rainfall is expected likely over southern Assam, east Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur, and Tripura on Monday, the IMD added.

On Saturday morning, the depression was located over the southeast and adjoining the Bay of Bengal, close to west Andaman islands, 1,460 km south to southeast of Sagar island in West Bengal, and 1,130 km south to southeast of Barisal in Bangladesh. Once it strengthens into a cyclone on Sunday it will be identified as Sitrang.

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