Another cyclone likely to hit Odisha, WB by May 26: IMD

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New Delhi (NVI): A fresh cyclonic storm is brewing over Bay of Bengal and is likely to hit Odisha and West Bengal coasts by May 26, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast today even as parts of the country is still reeling under the impact of Cyclone ‘Tauktae’.

Widespread death and destruction has been caused by the Cyclone Tauktae in parts of the country, particularly Gujarat and Maharashtra, and relief operations are still underway.

Meanwhile, the IMD tweeted that a low-pressure area is likely to form over East-central Bob and adjoining North Andaman Sea around May 22. It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by May 24.

It is very likely to move Northwestwards and reach near Odisha-West Bengal coasts by May 26 morning, it said.

Southwest Monsoon is likely to advance over South Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal adjoining today.

Along with this, the South Westerly cross-equatorial flow is likely to strengthen and deepen during May 21-24 and hence the convection is likely to get enhanced over the Andaman sea and adjoining East central Bob favouring cyclogenesis, the IMD said.

Meanwhile, Cyclone Tauktae which weakened into well-marked low pressure over East Rajasthan and adjoining West Madhya Pradesh on 1730 hours IST yesterday, now lies as a Low-Pressure Area over southwest Uttar Pradesh & neighbourhood at 0830 hours IST of today. 

Under the influence of this, widespread rainfall is expected over the western Himalayan Region and plains of North India today.

“Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-60 Km/ph would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi most places of Delhi & NCR (Badurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida) on May 21, the IMD said.