Cyclonic storm brewing in Bay of Bengal, several coastal districts to experience heavy rain from Tuesday

Cyclonic storm brewing in Bay of Bengal, several coastal districts to experience heavy rain from Tuesday

Acyclonic storm brewing within the Bay of Bengal lay 1,220 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal on Saturday morning, and is probably going to bring heavy to very heavy rain within the coastal districts of the state from May 19, the Met office said here.

The system is probably going to accentuate into a severe cyclonic storm by Sunday evening and move north-northwestwards till May 17, Regional Met Director G K Das said.

It is very likely to recurve north-northeastwards thereafter towards the West Bengal coast from May 18 to twenty , he said.

Under its impact, the coastal districts of Gangetic West Bengal , including North and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata, East and West Midnapore, Howrah and Hooghly will experience heavy to very heavy rain on May 19 and 20, Das said.

Fishermen are advised to not venture into north Bay of Bengal along and off West Bengal-Odisha coasts from May 18 to 21, and people who are call at the ocean were asked to return to coasts by May 17.

Sea condition are going to be very high to phenomenal over north Bay of Bengal on May 19 and 20, Das said.

Wind speeds along and off the coastal areas of West Bengal will reach 45 to 55 kmph with gusts of 65 kmph from May 19 afternoon, and can gradually increase to 75 to 85 mph with gusts up to 90 kmph from the morning of May 20, the weatherman said.