After causing havoc in Bangladesh, Cyclone Sitarang has reached Assam via West Bengal. The storm has caused a lot of damage in Assam. The Meteorological Department said in its statement that strong wind speed reaching 25-35 kmph is very likely to occur over South Assam and adjoining Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura during the next 6 hours and thereafter it will decrease. The Meteorological Department said that light to moderate rain is very likely at most places with isolated heavy rains over Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast Assam and remaining parts of Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. Dry weather is likely over most parts of Northwest and Central India.
The Regional Meteorological Center in Kolkata said that Sitrang gusting to 100 kmph gusting to 80 to 90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph between Tinakona Island and Sandwich near Barisal in Bangladesh on Monday between 9.30 pm and 11.30 pm But collided.
Bangladeshi media reported that due to the cyclone, there has been heavy rain in the southeastern parts. The IMD said that it is expected to weaken into a low pressure area by Tuesday evening.
The Met Office has warned of wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph along the West Bengal coast on Tuesday morning. However, later it will gradually reduce to a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour and then can catch a maximum speed of 50 kilometers.