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Heavy rainfall in NE likely due to cyclone

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 - A cyclonic storm that is forecast to hit Bangladesh is likely to cause �heavy to very heavy rainfall� in the Northeast, West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in the next two to three days, the weather office said today.

The cyclone, which is in its preliminary stage of �depression�, is at present centred about 530 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam, 730 km south-southwest of Paradip and 1,020 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

�The system is very likely to move initially northwestwards during next 24 hours and then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh coast during subsequent 48 hours. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours and subsequently into a cyclonic storm,� M Mohapatra, head of the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, said.

This is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in less than 10 days. Cyclone �Kyant� occurred in the last week of October, but did not make a landfall.

The MET department has also issued a warning of �light to moderate rainfall� at many places over�coastal Odisha and coastal West Bengal on November 4 to 6.

Heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to occur over Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura on November 5.

The sea condition would be �rough to very rough� off north Andhra Pradesh coast on November 4, from November 4-5 along the Odisha coast and off the West Bengal coast from November 4 to November 6.

Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea along and off north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 24-72 hours hours. � PTI

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Heavy rainfall in NE likely due to cyclone

NEW DELHI, Nov 3 - A cyclonic storm that is forecast to hit Bangladesh is likely to cause �heavy to very heavy rainfall� in the Northeast, West Bengal, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh in the next two to three days, the weather office said today.

The cyclone, which is in its preliminary stage of �depression�, is at present centred about 530 km south-southeast of Visakhapatnam, 730 km south-southwest of Paradip and 1,020 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

�The system is very likely to move initially northwestwards during next 24 hours and then re-curve northeastwards towards Bangladesh coast during subsequent 48 hours. It is very likely to intensify into a deep depression during next 24 hours and subsequently into a cyclonic storm,� M Mohapatra, head of the Cyclone Warning Division of the India Meteorological Department, said.

This is the second cyclone in the Bay of Bengal in less than 10 days. Cyclone �Kyant� occurred in the last week of October, but did not make a landfall.

The MET department has also issued a warning of �light to moderate rainfall� at many places over�coastal Odisha and coastal West Bengal on November 4 to 6.

Heavy rainfall at isolated places is very likely to occur over Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura on November 5.

The sea condition would be �rough to very rough� off north Andhra Pradesh coast on November 4, from November 4-5 along the Odisha coast and off the West Bengal coast from November 4 to November 6.

Fishermen have been advised to be cautious while venturing into the sea along and off north Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and West Bengal coasts during next 24-72 hours hours. � PTI