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Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Situation Report – Cyclone Remal in West Bengal on May 25, 2024

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Overview

Cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ originating in the central Bay of Bengal is expected to escalate into a severe cyclonic storm by May 25 & 26. A joint bulletin from INCOIS-IMD on 25th May 2024 outlined the current situation and forecast for the storm.

Current Situation

The depression over the East Central Bay of Bengal has intensified into a deep depression and is currently centered near latitude 17.6°N and longitude 89.7°E. It is moving north-northeastwards at a speed of 15 kmph. The storm is approximately 490 km south of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 380 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), and 530 km south-southeast of Canning (West Bengal).

Forecast

The cyclonic storm is expected to continue moving north-northeastwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the East Central Bay of Bengal in the next 12 hours. By the morning of May 26, it is predicted to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm. The storm is likely to cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara by midnight on May 26, with wind speeds of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph.

Expected Damage

Damages are expected over South & North 24 Parganas districts of West Bengal due to the severe cyclonic storm Remal.

FAQs

Q: What is the current location of Cyclone Remal?
A: The storm is approximately 490 km south of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 380 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), and 530 km south-southeast of Canning (West Bengal).

Q: What is the expected intensity of Cyclone Remal by May 26?
A: By the morning of May 26, it is predicted to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm.

Conclusion

Residents of the affected areas are advised to stay updated with official bulletins and follow safety precautions as Cyclone Remal approaches the coast of Bangladesh and West Bengal.


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