First cyclone of the season, Cyclone Roanu, to make landfall in Bangladesh

May 21, 2016 11:20 AM |

600X315After the deadly cyclone Roanu tormented Sri Lanka by causing floods and landslides, gave unexpected torrential Chennai rains and battered the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh in India, it is rapidly heading towards Bangladesh. Moreover, it is likely to give unprecedented heavy rain in Northeast India affecting Tripura, Mizoram, and Meghalaya.

It is presently centered at Latitude 20.3°N and Longitude 88.2°E, around 160 km east of Paradip in Odisha and 440 km southwest of Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The weather system was moving at a speed of 25 kmph, along and off the North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Coast on Friday giving signs of strengthening into a severe cyclonic storm.

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However, as per the latest report by Skymet Weather, Cyclone Roanu is expected to hit Bangladesh Coast anytime now and will make a landfall near Chittagong, Bangladesh and move as a well-marked low pressure towards Northeast India.

Deadly Cyclone Roanu will also bring a major risk of heavy rain to northeastern parts of India as it slams onshore during the day. However, the cyclone will continue to graze India's northern Odisha and West Bengal.

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Point to be noted here is that the cyclone will cause heavy rain and disrupt life but chances of flood in India and Bangladesh is unlikely.

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