According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclonic storm 'Sitrang' is currently located about 520 km south of Sagar Island and 670 km from southwest Bangladesh. "The cyclonic storm will intensify further in the next 12 hours and cross Bangladesh coast," the IMD said.
New Delhi: According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), cyclonic storm ‘Sitrang’ is currently located about 520 km south of Sagar Island and 670 km from southwest Bangladesh. “The cyclonic storm will intensify further in the next 12 hours and cross Bangladesh coast,” the IMD said.
Cyclonic storm “SITRANG” near lat 17.00N & long 88.30E, about 520 km south of Sagar Island and 670 km south-southwest of Barisal (Bangladesh). To move north-northeastwards and intensify further into a SCS in next 12 hrs. To cross Bangladesh coast between Tinkona Island & Sandwip pic.twitter.com/CWANKg5AP0
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) October 23, 2022
In the wake of Cyclone Sitarang, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an advisory with regard to the activities in the North Bay of Bengal from October 24-25. Along with this, a warning of possible impact of the storm has also been issued in South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore district of West Bengal.
The IMD statement said, “Due to the formation of a cyclonic storm over West Central Bay of Bengal and adjoining East Central Bay of Bengal and likely to intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm, fishermen are advised to remain active till 25 October 2022.” Don’t go to sea.”
Alert issued regarding cyclonic storm
Predicting the possible damage, the department said that there is a possibility of damage to thatched huts. The department said in its advisory that due to the storm, there could be major damage to unpaved roads and minor damage to pucca roads. Along with this, the situation of waterlogging can also arise in the low-lying areas of the municipality.
Chances of rain in these states
Today i.e. on October 24, the Deep Depression will intensify into a cyclonic storm and move towards Gangetic West Bengal and Bangladesh coast. Due to this, very widespread rain can occur in Gangetic West Bengal and South Bangladesh. Apart from this, the rain falling over Coastal Odisha from 23rd October evening will reduce, although intense rain may continue in Gangetic West Bengal till 25th October. Light rain is possible at one or two places over Northeast India. At the same time, scattered light rain may occur in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep. Andaman and Nicobar Islands may also receive light to moderate rain during the next 2-3 days.
Chance of strong winds
The wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph and gradually reaching 60-80 mph over North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts on Monday, a release issued by the department said. The speed is likely to increase to 90 kmph.
Administration alert regarding ‘Sitrang’
The administration has also become alert regarding the warning of the department. The administration has deployed civil security forces to protect the river banks of South 24 Parganas and arrangements are also being made to shift the people living on the banks of the river to safer places. In the Chunokhali Basanti area of South 24 Parganas, the work of repairing the river embankment before the storm is going on. Civil security forces are being deployed by the administration in the Gangasagar area.