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Cyclone Midhili crosses Bangladesh coast, weakens into low pressure area

November 18, 2023 2:36 PM |

The cyclonic storm Midhili over the Northeast and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal moved in north northeast direction and crossed Bangladesh cost near Khepupara between 1430 and 15:30 Hours IST on November 17th.

At the time of landfall, wind speed was 6070Kmph in gusts of 80 Kmph. It weakened into a deep depression over Tripura and adjoining Bangladesh at 2013 hours IST on November 17 and further weekend into a depression at 0530 hours IST on November 18th over Tripura and joining Bangladesh and Mizoram near latitude 23.7 and longitude 91.7 about 50 km East southeast of Agartala and 160 km south-west of Silchar.

It has moved in the northeast direction and weakened into a low-pressure area over South Assam and adjoining Mizoram, Tripura.

Many cities in Bangladesh such as Kaukata, Khepupara, Madaripur, Comilla, Feni, Sandwip, Cox’s Bazar, Teknaf, Sylhet, and Srimangal recorded heavy rainfall. This is the second post-monsoon cyclone of 2023, making landfall over Bangladesh. On October 24, a very severe cyclonic storm ‘Hamoon’ struck Cox’s Bazar. In May 2023 an extremely severe cyclonic storm ‘Mocha’ crossed Myanmar, near Sittwe but it spared Bangladesh.

There may be light to moderate showers over Manipur, Nagaland, and Eastern parts of Assam as well as parts of Arunachal Pradesh until the afternoon of November 18. Thereafter weather will go dry once again with isolated light rain.

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