The depression in the Northwest Bay of Bengal looks to have strengthened further and is lying very close to Sagar Islands. It is already recurving and is likely to cross West Bengal – Bangladesh coast anytime soon between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and Khepupara (Bangladesh). The coastal towns of Digha, Contai, Diamond Harbour, Nandigram and Sagar Islands will face the fury of the depression. Also in Bangladesh, the coastal cities of Khepupara, Hatia, Khulna and adjacent areas are at risk of flooding rains.
The proximity of the weather system has dumped copious rains over Bangladesh inundating Patukhali, Barisal, Sandwip, Khepupara, Mongla, Kulubdia, and Cox's Bazar and has mercifully spared the Indian townships closer to its track. While Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha will experience light to moderate rainfall, heavy to very heavy rainfall accompanied with lightning, thunderstorm and squally winds are expected over Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura. Arunachal Pradesh will escape the severity of the system and only moderate rainfall is expected.
The depression is going to lash the region with inclement weather for about 24 hours and ease out thereafter. Moderate rainfall is expected in the subsequent 48 hours and the weather activity will remain confined to evening and night hours. The northeastern states are having deficient rainfall so far in October and the overall status will improve with this wet spell.