Cyclone SITRANG Likely To Spare Odisha; To Make Landfall Close To Bengal-Bangladesh Coasts


Bhubaneswar: The possible cyclonic storm “Sitrang,” according to a significant update from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is likely to spare Odisha and move towards the shores of West Bengal and Bangladesh.

The low-pressure system that emerged today is projected to proceed west-northwestward and concentrate into a Depression over the adjacent South East Bay of Bengal and east-central Bangladesh around October 22, according to the IMD’s most recent forecast.

Additionally, on October 23, the system will focus on severe depression. It is then highly likely to recurve northward by October 24 and become a cyclonic storm over the western and adjacent eastern Bay of Bengal.

IMD’s Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar tweeted on Thursday, “Low Pressure formed today is very likely to move west-northwestwards &concentrate into a #Depression over eastcentral & adjoining SE Bay of Bengal around #22nd October & into a deep depression on #23rd October. Subsequently, it is very likely to recurve northwards & intensify into a cyclonic storm over westcentral and adjoining eastcentral Bay of Bengal by 24th October. Thereafter, it is likely to move gradually north-northeastwards & reach near West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts on #25th October, #skirting #Odisha coast.

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