The threat of two cyclones in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal around India is increasing. Due to which it is termed as a rare event. The IMD has described both the cyclonic storms as severe category and has also issued a warning in this regard. Severe Cyclone “Hamun” formed over Northwest Bay of Bengal has moved east-northeast at a speed of 23 kmph in the last 6 hours and has intensified into a very severe cyclonic storm.
The storm will weaken on October 25
According to information, the impact of this storm will remain very intense for several hours. It will then gradually weaken and move east-northeastwards and may cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong on October 25 evening. The storm will develop as a cyclonic gust of 65 to 75 kmph and 85 kmph. The IMD has issued a warning that sea conditions will remain rough till this evening and has warned fishermen to avoid going into the sea during this period.
Such a storm came in 2018
India saw a similar situation in 2018 before Cyclones Tej and Hamun formed in the North Indian Ocean. Cyclones Luban and Titli formed near the Indian peninsula at that time.
People are cautious in Odisha
Odisha’s municipal administration on Monday alerted all urban residents in view of the threat of Cyclone ‘Hamun’ in the Bay of Bengal. Sangramjit Nayak, Director of Municipal Administration, in an official statement issued an order to all ULB heads (Urban Local Bodies) asking them to take necessary steps informing the people about the threat posed by Cyclone Hamun in the Bay of Bengal.
How will it affect Odisha?
The Meteorological Department said on Tuesday that Cyclone ‘Hamun’ has intensified into a severe cyclone, but no major impact is expected in Odisha. Because it will cross the coast of the state covering a distance of about 200 km. “It is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in a few hours as the system moves into the Bay of Bengal at a speed of 21 kmph,” the IMD said in a bulletin. After that, it will gradually weaken as it moves northeastward and cross the Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong as a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 65-75 kmph and wind speed of 85 kmph, the Met Office said.