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'Remal' cyclone brewing, heavy rains expected in West Bengal, Odisha

Cyclonic storm 'Remal' forming in Bay of Bengal, set to intensify into severe cyclonic storm by May 25th. Heavy rainfall warning issued for West Bengal and Odisha. Fishermen advised to stay ashore due to stormy conditions.

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'Remal' cyclone brewing, heavy rains expected in West Bengal, Odisha

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A cyclonic storm is forming in the Bay of Bengal, according to the latest weather update from the Meteorological Department. The low pressure area over the West Central and adjoining South Bay of Bengal has intensified into a depression and is currently positioned over the central Bay of Bengal, around 800 km south-southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh and 810 km south of Canning in West Bengal.

The system will move northeast and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the east-central Bay of Bengal by the morning of May 25th. Then it will move nearly north, gaining strength into a severe cyclonic storm named 'Remal' by the evening of May 25th.

The weather forecast predicts that the severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' will cross the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara around midnight on May 26th.

Heavy rainfall warning issued

The Meteorological Department has issued a heavy rainfall warning for West Bengal and parts of North Odisha on May 26th and 27th due to the impending cyclone. Most areas will have light to moderate rains, but some coastal areas of West Bengal could experience heavy to very heavy precipitation.

Light to moderate rainfall is predicted for Mizoram, Tripura, and southern Manipur, with the possibility of heavy downpours in certain regions.

The weather department has warned that stormy winds blowing at 50 to 60 kmph in the central Bay of Bengal today, May 24th, are expected to intensify to 70 kmph.

From the morning of May 25th, expect stormy winds at 60-70 kmph, gusting up to 80 kmph, in the North Bay of Bengal.

What is Remal cyclone?

Remal cyclone are expected over the North Bay of Bengal from the morning of May 26th for 24 hours, with wind speeds of 100 to 110 kmph, gusting up to 120 kmph. Squalls with wind speeds of 70 to 80 kmph, gusting up to 90 kmph, are likely over the central Bay of Bengal from the morning of May 26th.

Severe storm waves warning issued

The Meteorological Department has warned of severe storm waves in the North Bay of Bengal from the evening of May 24th. These waves are expected to become more dangerous over the central Bay of Bengal from the morning of May 25th until the morning of May 27th.

Severe gale winds are expected along the coasts of Bangladesh, West Bengal, and adjoining North Odisha from the evening of May 25th. High temperatures expected along the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts from the afternoon of May 26th until the morning of May 27th.

Fishermen are advised to stay away from the South Bay of Bengal until May 24th, the central Bay of Bengal until May 26th, and the North Bay of Bengal until the morning of May 27th due to stormy conditions. Those at sea should return to the coast immediately.

The Meteorological Department has warned against fishing or business activities in areas like the Kerala, Sri Lanka coasts, Lakshadweep, Maldives, Comorin region, Gulf of Mannar, South, East Central, and adjoining West Central and North Bay of Bengal, and the South Andaman Sea, due to expected gale wind intensification.

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