Cyclone Sitrang remnant heads to Northeast India, rainfall and windy conditions till Tuesday evening: IMD

The remnants of Cyclone Sitrang, which made landfall over Bangladesh late Monday night, will cause widespread moderate to heavy rainfall over Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura Tuesday.

Soon after crossing between Tinkona and Sanwdip along southern Bangladesh, Sitrang weakened into a deep depression. By 5.30 am Tuesday, it further weakened into a depression. The system continues to move east-northeast wards and will now lay over the northeastern regions of India Tuesday.

“The system was located 150kms northeast of Bangladesh capital Dhaka, 90kms north-northeast of Agartala, Tripura and 100kms south-southwest of Shillong, Meghalaya. It will continue to move east-northeast wards and weaken into a well marked low pressure system during the next six hours,” the IMD’s 8.30 am cyclone bulletin issued Tuesday, stated.

According to the 8.30 am status of the system, the depression had weakened into a well-marked low-pressure area over northeast Bangladesh and adjoining Meghalaya. It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and weaken into a low-pressure area during the next six hours on Tuesday, the IMD said.

Wind speeds ranging between 40 to 50 km/hr gusting to 60 km/hr will be experienced along south Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura till Tuesday evening, the IMD officials said.

After the system’s dissipation, there is no significant weather warning and clear sky conditions will return over most parts of east and northeast India from Wednesday.

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