Cyclone Mora to cause heavy rains in Northeastern areas


Kolkata, May 30: The coastal districts in West Bengal may witness heavy rainfall along with strong winds during next 24 hours due to the presence of cyclonic storm ‘Mora’ in the Bay of Bengal, the Met office said on Monday.

The National Disaster Management Authority stated that isolated extremely heavy rainfall very likely over Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday.

Rainfall at most places with very heavy rainfall at isolated places likely over Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh, NDMA said.

It has advised fishermen along and off West Bengal coast not to venture into sea during next 12 hours, NDMA.

The storm, presently situated nearly  500 km south-east of West Bengal coastline and around 330 km south-west of Chittagong in Bangladesh, is likely to hit the neighbouring country by Tuesday afternoon, a weather official said.Mora“Some coastal districts of West Bengal including North 24 Parganas, South 24 Parganas and Nadia would see heavy rainfall as the storm passes by. However, it would not have any long lasting affect on the state’s weather,” he said.

 Wefornews Bureau

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