CYCLONIC STORM LIKELY TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR BANGLADESH AND ADJOINING WEST BENGAL COASTS BY 26TH MAY EVENING

May 24, 2024 - 18:14
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CYCLONIC STORM LIKELY TO MAKE LANDFALL NEAR BANGLADESH AND ADJOINING WEST BENGAL COASTS BY 26TH MAY EVENING
Bhubaneswar (24/05/2024): The regional centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that depression is likely to form over Bay of Bengal today and it will intensify into a cyclonic storm tomorrow (May 25). The weather department informed that the low pressure that formed over the Bay of Bengal on May 22 is very likely to continue to move northeastwards and concentrate into a Depression over central parts of Bay of Bengal by morning of 24th May, 2024. Thereafter, it is very likely to continue to move northeastwards, intensify further into a cyclonic storm over east-central Bay of Bengal by 25th May morning.
The severe cyclonic storm is likely to landfall near Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by 26th May evening. Due to effect of the storm, light to moderate rain/thundershower very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Coastal Odisha, Rayagada, Koraput, Malkangiri, Dhenkanal, Angul, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Sundargarh and dry weather very likely to prevail over the rest districts of Odisha in the next 24 hours. Likewise, thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Koraput, Rayagada and Malkangiri.