Is Cyclone Hamun dangerous? Alert in 7 states

Cyclone report: The IMD has given a new report on the cyclonic storm Hamun, which is brewing in the Bay of Bengal. At the same time, the Meteorological Department stated that the cyclonic storm ‘Tej’, which would be a very strong cyclonic storm, will cross the Yemen-Oman shores today, Tuesday (24 October). In addition, an alert has been issued for fisherman, advising them not to venture to the West Central Arabian Sea until the night of October 25th.

The Meteorological Department stated that during the previous 6 hours, the deep pressure developed over the Bay of Bengal traveled northwards at a speed of 14 kilometers per hour, transforming into a cyclonic storm. The IMD predicts that it will intensify into a severe cyclonic storm over the north-west Bay of Bengal in the following 12 hours. Rain has been issued by the Meteorological Department across seven states, including West Bengal, Odisha, Mizoram, and Meghalaya.

The Odisha government has ordered that all district magistrates be ready to deal with any emergency. Meanwhile, the Meteorological Department in West Bengal has forecast thunderstorms and moderate rain with lightning in sections of East Medinipur, Kolkata, and South 24 Parganas districts.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had stated that the cyclone ‘Tej’ that developed in the Arabian Sea on Sunday has evolved into a very strong cyclonic storm and is headed towards the Yemen-Oman shores. According to the IMD, the cyclonic storm would travel north-west and reach the Yemen-Oman beaches between Al Gaidah (Yemen) and Salalah (Oman) around midday on October 24. Wind speeds can range from 115-125 km/h to 140 km/h during a strong cyclonic storm.

According to a statement, the severe cyclonic storm ‘Tej’ has intensified into an extremely severe cyclonic storm. It was located around 160 km east-southeast of Socotra (Yemen), 540 km south-east of Salalah (Oman), and 550 km south-east of Al Ghaidah (Yemen) at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. According to the IMD, the pressure over the west-central Bay of Bengal might strengthen into a deep depression by Monday morning. Following that, it is forecast to proceed north-northeast towards Bangladesh and the adjoining West Bengal beaches in the following three days, according to the statement.

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