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IMD forecasts heavy rains ahead of cyclonic storm ‘Komen’ in West Bengal

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Bhubaneswar (Odisha), July 30 : Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officer G.C. Debanath on Thursday said that the movement of cyclonic storm named ‘Komen’ is likely to be deviate and its direction will be towards West Bengal.

“Its movement will deviate and its direction will be towards west Bengal. The impact will be over south-west Bengal district and very high rainfall is expected,” he said.

“The fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea. The high heat like situation will subside and the temperature will subside. Some other districts will get more rain. Kolkata and areas around it will get intermediate rain,” he added.

A cyclonic storm named ‘Komen’ over the northeast Bay of Bengal which was centred about 80 km southwest of Chittagong and 300 km east-southeast of Kolkata this morning has since been moving north-northwestwards and is to cross Bangladesh any time in the afternoon of today.

After landfall, it would move west-northwestwards and weaken gradually into a deep depression this evening and into a depression tomorrow.

Squally winds of speed reaching 50-60 kmph gusting to 70 kmph would prevail along and off West Bengal and north Odisha coasts during next 48 hours.

Squally winds of speed reaching 40-50 kmph gusting to 60 kmph would prevail over Mizoram and Tripura commencing from today evening for next 24 hours and over Gangetic West Bengal from tomorrow morning.

Fishermen are advised not to venture into the sea along and off West Bengal and north Odisha coasts during the same period.

As a result of this cyclone and depression rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy at isolated places would occur over the Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha over next three days.

Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places would occur over Mizoram, Tripura and south Assam on today and tomorrow.

Rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places would occur over Jharkhand tomorrow and the day after. (ANI)