New Delhi: After the monsoon rains, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued an alert in many states for the next few days. According to IMD, there may be heavy rainfall in some states on Diwali, Govardhan Puja and Bhaiya Dooj due to cyclonic storm Sitarang. There is a weather warning that Cyclone (cyclonic storm) Sitarang can also cause destruction in many states. This alert of the Meteorological Department is for many states including West Bengal, and Odisha. A low-pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into a cyclonic storm by October 24. According to IMD, there is a possibility of rain in the coastal areas of Bengal including Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh today.
According to Sanjeev Bandopadhyay, Deputy Director General, Regional Meteorological Center in Kolkata, there will be heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places in North-24 Parganas and South-24 Parganas districts of West Bengal on Diwali. While Paschim Medinipur may receive heavy rainfall. There is a possibility of heavy rain in Nadia, North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas on October 25 (the day of Govardhan Puja). The moderate rain may occur over Kolkata, Howrah and Hooghly on both days. At the same time, the Regional Meteorological Center in Bhubaneswar has issued a heavy rain warning for Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Keonjhar, Cuttack and Khurda districts.
There is a possibility of heavy rain in Arunachal Pradesh on the day of Diwali and Govardhan Puja. There may be heavy rain in Assam and Meghalaya from October 24-26 and in Mizoram and Tripura from October 23-26. The IMD has advised fishermen not to venture into the deep sea area of the central Bay of Bengal and along and off Odisha and Bengal coasts between October 23 and 26. The IMD has said, "The centre of Cyclone Sitarang lies in the southeast adjoining low-pressure area over the east-central Bay of Bengal. It can make a major impact over east-central and adjoining the southeast Bay of Bengal by the morning of 23 October. Is." According to the Meteorological Department, "Sitrang is very likely to move gradually northeastwards and intensify into a cyclonic storm over the central Bay of Bengal by the morning of October 24."