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Cyclone Remal hits Bangladesh coast

Cyclone eye may move further north and cross coast in couple of hours

Update : 26 May 2024, 10:19 PM

Cyclone Remal started crossing the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal on Sunday night, the met office has said. 

The cyclone's eye began crossing the West Bengal coast and Khepupara coast in Bangladesh from the southwest side of Mongla at around 8pm, said Shamim Ahsan, deputy director of the Cyclone Warning Centre at the Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

“The eye may move further north and cross the coast in one to two hours."

The entire process would take five to seven hours, Dr Abul Kalam Mallik, a meteorologist with the BMD told BSS.

The severe cyclonic storm Remal over northwest Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas moved northwards over the same area and was centred at 6pm about 310km west-southwest of Chittagong port, 310km west of Cox's Bazar port, 145km south of Mongla port and 150km west-southwest of Payra port, the BMD said in a bulletin.

Meanwhile, BMD Director Md Azizur Rahman said heavy rain along with strong winds had started in every coastal district of the country due to the cyclone.

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