Remains of Cyclone Sitarang headed towards Northeast India, rain and wind conditions till Tuesday evening: IMD

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

Soon after crossing with southern Bangladesh between Tinkona and Sandeep, Sitarang weakened into a deep depression. It weakened further by 5.30 am on Tuesday and turned into a depression. The system continues to move east-northeastwards and will now spread over northeastern regions of India on Tuesday.

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

As per the system’s position at 8.30 am, the pressure had weakened into a low-pressure area over Northeast Bangladesh and adjoining Meghalaya. The IMD said it would likely move north-northeastwards and cut into a low-pressure area on Tuesday during the next six hours.

IMD officials said wind speeds between 40 and 50 km/h to 60 km/h would be experienced over South Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura by Tuesday evening.

After the system dissipates, no significant weather warning and clear skies will be observed over most parts of East and Northeast India from Wednesday.

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