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Severe Cyclone Remal Heads for West Bengal Coast, Rain to lash Assam-Meghalaya on May 27

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Guwahati, May 25: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a Cyclone Alert for West Bengal costs. It also forecasts rain in parts of Assam-Meghalaya on May 27.

In an official release, IMD informed that the deep depression over east-central Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards with a speed of 17 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0830 hrs IST of May 25, 2024 over the same region near latitude 18.0°N and longitude 89.7°E, about 440 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 440 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 480 km south-southeast of Canning (West Bengal).

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It will likely continue to move nearly northwards and intensify into a Cyclonic Storm over the east-central & adjoining north Bay of Bengal around May 25 evening. Continuing to move further northwards, it would intensify into a Severe Cyclonic Storm by May 26 morning and cross Bangladesh & adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara by May 26 midnight as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with a wind speed of 110-120 gusting to 135 kmph.

The effects of cyclone Remal will also be visible in Assam-Meghalaya and other northeastern states, with rain expected on May 27. IMD has forecast wind speeds ranging from 40 to 60 km/h during this period.

Read: Guwahati: School Timings Rescheduled in Kamrup (Metro) effective from May 27

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