• IMD Reports: Cyclone Sitrang saps into deep despair over Bangladesh

    IMD Reports: Cyclone Sitrang saps into deep despair over Bangladesh
    As the cyclonic storm, "Sitrang" passed over the Bangladesh coast, its remnant, caused a deep depression over the country.

    Digital Desk: Causing a lot of destruction the cyclonic storm "Sitrang" passed off the coast of Bangladesh, its remnant, which caused a deep dismay over the country, worsened further into a depression, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist Umashankar Das. 

    He went on to say that the department expected the cyclonic storm to become a well-defined low-pressure system. 

    It had previously degraded into a depression across northeast Bangladesh, north-northeast of Agartala and south-southwest of Shillong. 

    "Deep Depression over Bangladesh (Remnant of Cyclonic Storm "SITRANG") further weakened into a Depression and lay centred at 0530 hours IST over northeast Bangladesh and vicinity around 90 km north-northeast of Agartala, and 100 km south-southwest of Shillong," the IMD tweeted on Tuesday.

    According to Umashankar Das, rain will fall in South Assam, Mizoram, and Tripura during the next 24 hours. 

    On Monday, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura were given a red warning for severe to very heavy and extremely high rains due to Cyclone Sitrang. 

    The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted widespread rainfall with thunderstorms, lightning, and heavy to very severe and extremely heavy rain in isolated areas across Tripura on Monday and Tuesday.

    IMD issued a press statement stating that "under Sitrang influence, widespread rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms/lightning/heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain in isolated spots is highly likely to occur across Tripura on October 24th and 25th 2022." 

    The West Bengal administration was seen earlier today taking all necessary precautions, including the evacuation of residents and the provision of relief supplies to shelters, to prepare for potential destruction brought on by Cyclone "Sitrang."