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IMD issues severe cyclonic storm, heavy rains and strong winds warning

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HT Digital,

New Delhi, May 25: The depression over east central Bay of Bengal is “very likely” to intensify into a cyclonic storm over the east central Bay of Bengal by the morning of May 25, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

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According to an IMD update at 9 pm on Friday, the depression moved north-northeastwards with a speed of eight kilometres per hour during the past six hours and lay centered at 5:30 pm over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal about 650 kilometers south of Khepupara in Bangladesh, about 620 kilometers from south-southeast of Sagar Islands of West Bengal, and approximately 670 kilometers south of West Bengal’s Canning.

“The Depression over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 8 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 24th May, 2024 over Eastcentral Bay of Bengal near latitude 16.2°N and longitude 89.1°E, about 650 km south of Khepupara (Bangladesh), about 620 km south-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 670 km south of Canning (West Bengal),” the IMD bulletin read.

Meanwhile, the cyclonic storm is expected to move northwards and intensify into a severe cyclonic storm by the night of May 25. By the next day, the severe cyclonic storms is predicted to take up speeds of up 130 kilometers per hour.

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