Weather Update: Cyclone ‘Midhili’ to make landfall in Bangladesh coast, fishermen warned to not enterprise into sea
The deep despair over the Bay of Bengal on Friday intensified into cyclonic storm and can graze previous the Sunderbans earlier than making landfall on Bangladesh coast with a most wind pace of 80 kmph, India Meteorological Department (IMD) stated in a bulletin.
The cyclonic storm ‘Midhili’ will cross the Bangladesh coast on November 17 night time or early hours of November 18, it stated.
The Met division on Friday warned fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean in north Bay of Bengal and alongside and off West Bengal coasts until November 18.
The deep despair present over north Bay of Bengal intensified into cyclonic storm Midhili because it moved in a north-northeaster ward course, mendacity 200 km south-southeast of the seaside resort city of Digha in West Bengal and 220 km southeast of Khepupara in Bangladesh on Friday morning, the Met stated.
“It is likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and cross Bangladesh coast close to Khepupara with wind speed of 60-70 kmph gusting to 80 kmph during November 17 night or early hours of November 18,” the IMD stated.
The identify ‘Midhili’ was given by the Maldives. Countries affected by the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal cyclones rotationally give names of cyclones in a sequence.
The Met division warned fishermen to not enterprise into the ocean in north Bay of Bengal and alongside and off West Bengal coasts until Saturday.
The IMD stated the cyclone Midhili may have no main affect on Odisha because it passes above 150 kilometres from the state’s coast.
However, some districts like Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur more likely to get heavy rainfall on Friday, IMD scientist Umashankar Das stated.
Meanwhile, Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) has put all of the District Collectors on alert within the wake of the cyclone within the Bay of Bengal. “We do not want to take any chance and therefore put the state machinery on alert for any eventuality,” SRC Satyabrata Sahoo stated.
The cyclonic storm is more likely to deliver heavy rainfall within the coastal districts of West Bengal and within the northeastern states, the Met stated.
It is more likely to deliver remoted heavy downpour in West Bengal’s coastal districts of Purba Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas on Friday, the climate workplace stated.
It stated that the system is more likely to deliver very heavy rainfall within the northeastern states of Mizoram and Tripura on Friday and in Nagaland, Manipur, south Assam and east Meghalaya until Saturday.
This is the second deep despair throughout this season. The earlier cyclone Hamoon additionally headed in direction of the Bangladesh coast.