Remal set to weaken

27 May 2024 / Bay of Bengal, India

Severe Cyclonic Storm “Remal” (pronounced as “Re-Mal”) over the North Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards, with a speed of 11 kmph during past 06 hours, and lay centered at 0430 hrs IST of today, the 27th May, 2024 over Coastal Bangladesh and adjoining Coastal West Bengal, near latitude 22.2°N and longitude 89.3°E about 130 km eastnortheast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 100 km west of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 65 km east of Canning (West Bengal) and 50km southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh).

The system is likely to move north-northeastwards and gradually weaken into a Cyclonic Storm during next 3 hours. Thereafter, it would move northeastward and gradually weaken further.

Current intensity near centre: 89-95 kmph gusting to 105 kmph.

Rainfall (since 0830 hrs IST in cm):
Kolkata – 12, Alipore (South 24 Parganas) – 8, Tamluk (East Medinipur), Nimpith (South 24 Parganas), Uluberia (Howrah) - 7 each.

Reported Wind Speed (kmph):
India, Dum Dum- 91, Canning & Ramakrishna Mission-78 each, Alipore-74, Baruipur-67, Kalyani-65, Nimpith-63, Diamond Harbour-69, Sagar Island and Raidighi-63.
Bangladesh: Patuathali-102, Khepupare-89, Sitkhaira-75, Mongla-75.

Gale wind speed reaching 85-95 kmph gusting to 105 kmph is prevailing along & off Bangladesh and West Bengal & North Bay of Bengal and likely to decrease gradually becoming 80-90 kmph gusting to 100 kmph by today morning and Squally wind speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph by today noon.

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Source: India Meteorological Department Hourly Update on Severe Cyclonic Storm “Remal" Bulletin No.12 issued at 0430 hours local time on 27 May 2024

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