West Bengal begins facing wrath of Cyclone Roanu

May 20, 2016 6:12 PM |

Kolkata rains

Updated on May 20, 2016 06:00 PM (IST): West Bengal begins facing wrath of Cyclone Roanu

West Bengal has been receiving very heavy rainfall since morning. Digha received 73 mm of rainfall from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm.

Sagar Island, located few kilometers away from Kolkata, received very heavy showers to the tune of 96 mm.

 

Updated on May 20, 2016 10:00 AM (IST): West Bengal to face wrath of Cyclone Roanu

The cyclonic storm Roanu has been moving at a speed of 25 kmph in the northeast direction. It is now lying near Latitude 18.0°N and Longitude 84.2°E over Westcentral and adjoining northwest Bay of Bengal, about  40 km south­southeast  of Kalingapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, 360 km south­southwest of Paradip in Odisha and 920 km southwest of Chittagong in Bangladesh. The system is moving in a northeastward direction, along and off the coasts of North Andhra Pradesh and Odisha during next 24 hours.

We also expect the cyclonic storm to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm. It has already brought torrential rains in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, and Kerala. Now, it is time for West Bengal to face its wrath.

In fact, Kolkata had started receiving some rainfall on Thursday evening itself and recorded 28.7 mm of rainfall till 8.30 on Friday morning. Bankra has also received 20.2 mm of rainfall during last 24 hours.

According to Skymet Weather, it began raining in Kolkata once again from afternoon of Friday. We expect good rains in Gangetic West Bengal for next 24 to 48 hours.

The cyclonic storm is expected to make landfall in South Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Cox's Bazar, close to Chittagong, in the midnight hours of May 21 as a cyclonic storm.

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