Another cyclone threat is being seen over the Bay of Bengal. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the deep depression over the west-central Bay of Bengal may develop into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and may hit the coast of Bangladesh.
Also, the Meteorological Department has issued an alert of heavy to very heavy rain for 10 states including Tamil Nadu, West Bengal.
Heavy rain likely over Tamil Nadu-Kerala
According to the IMD forecast, heavy rains are likely to occur in different parts of Tamil Nadu and Kerala on November 19 and 20 due to the latest wave. The IMD said in a bulletin that on November 20, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are likely to receive normal to light rains and heavy rains in some parts.
According to the Meteorological Department, the deep depression over the Bay of Bengal has intensified on Thursday and has become very severe. The deep depression, moving at a fast speed of 17 km per hour and moving in a north-northeast direction, was about 390 km east-southeast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and 320 km south-southeast of Paradip in Odisha this morning. Both these states are likely to be affected by rain.
Cyclone will hit the coast of Bangladesh
The deep depression is moving north-northeastward and will intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours and is expected to cross the Bangladesh coast between Mongla and Khepupara early on Saturday, the IMD said. Also, wind speed is likely to increase from 55-65 kmph to 70 kmph.
The IMD has predicted heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of West Bengal today and Friday. Also, heavy rains in different parts of coastal districts of North Odisha on Thursday besides normal to moderate rains are predicted in many parts. The storm will cause heavy rainfall in some parts of Odisha, especially the coastal areas, along with winds of 40 to 70 km per hour.
The Meteorological Department has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea till November 18, as very bad conditions are expected.
The Meteorological Department has forecast light to moderate rain at several places besides heavy rains at different parts of Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura till November 18.
Heavy rain is likely at different parts of Mizoram and Tripura on Friday. Many parts of South Assam and East Meghalaya may receive light to moderate rain on Friday and Saturday.