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Cyclone Remal Updates: Gusty Winds, Rainfall Lash Bengal; Trees Uprooted In Several Areas; Train, Flight Services Resume

Cyclone Remal Updates: Heavy rainfall along with gusty winds have lashed parts of West Bengal in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal which made landfall in Bangladesh on May 27. The cyclonic storm also left behind devastation across the coastal areas of West Bengal and parts of Kolkata.

Aftermath of Cyclone Remal Screen grab from video posted on X/ANI

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Position Of Cyclonic Storm This Morning

Cyclone Remal Path LIVE: Where Is The Cylonic Storm Now?

As per the India Meteorological Department's latest update, the cyclonic storm "Remal" is over north Bay of Bengal about 290 kms south-south east of Sagar Islands (West Bengal) and 300 km south-south west of Khepupara (Bangladesh) and 320 km south-south east of Canning (WB).

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Storm Likely To Intensify Into Severe Cyclonic Storm In Next 6 Hours

Cyclone Remal, which has formed over the coastal districts side of the Bay of Bengal between West Bengal and Bangladesh, is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm in the next six hours, IMD said.

It will cross between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts around 26 midnight as a 'severe cyclonic storm'.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Kolkata Airport To Shut Operations For 21 Hours From Noon Today

In view of the possible impact of cyclone Remal, the authorities of Kolkata airport decided to suspend flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday noon.

A total 394 flights, arrival and departure, in both international and domestic sectors would not operate to and fro the airport during the flight suspension period, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) spokesperson told PTI.

The precautionary measure was taken after a meeting of the stakeholders of the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport in the city on Saturday, the official said.

This was done during the meeting as per the Met department report. It said that heavy wind with speeds more than 50 to 60 knots and gusting up to 70 knots. One knot is equivalent to 1.852 km per hour. (PTI)

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: First Cyclone In Bay Of Bengal This Season

Cyclone Remal is the first in the Bay of Bengal this pre-monsoon season.

It is likely to make landfall between West Bengal's Sagar Islands and Bangladesh's Khepupara at midnight on Sunday, the IMD said.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Orange Alert For Kolkata, Red For Coastal Districts

Considering the severity of Cyclone Remal, the IMD issued an orange alert for Kolkata, Howrah, Nadia and Purba Medinipur districts on May 26 and 27 while a red was issued for West Bengal's coastal districts including South and North 24 Parganas.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Fully Prepared, Team Is Well-equipped, Says NDRF Inspector

NDRF inspector Zaheer Abbas said that the teams are "fully prepared" for Cyclone Remal.

"If the cyclone hits here, our soldiers are ready to deal with every kind of disaster... Our team is well-equipped. Our team is ready for tree falling or flood rescue etc... We are ready to deal with every situation," Abbas said.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Visuals From Mandarmani Beach In West Bengal

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Storm's Path, Track And Satellite Images

Cyclone Remal, a severe cyclonic storm, has formed over the Bay of Bengal and is likely to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts on Sunday midnight, the India meteorological Department (IMD) said today.

The landfall is expected to be made between West Bengal's Sagar Island and Bangladesh's Khepupara.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Why Are There Intensified Cyclonic Storms? 

Scientists have said that cyclonic storms are rapidly intensifying and retaining their potency for longer periods because of warmer sea surface temperatures, which is a resultant of the oceans absorbing most of the excess heat from greenhouse gas emissions.

Since the records started being maintained in 1880, the past 30 years have witnessed the highest sea surface temperatures.

Senior IMD scienties DS Pai said that warmer sea surface temperatures mean more moisture, which is favourable for intensification of cyclones.

While former secretary of the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, Madhavan Rajeevan, said a sea surface temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and above is needed for a low-pressure system to intensify into a cyclone.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Bay Of Bengal, Arabian Sea Very Warm At Present

At preset, the sea surface temperature in the Bay of Bengal is around 30 degrees Celsius.

The former secretary of the Union Ministry of Earth Sciences, Madhavan Rajeevan said, "The Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea are very warm at present, so a tropical cyclone can easily form."

The ocean is not the only factor in tropical cyclones, but atmosphere also pays an important role. More so in terms of vertical wind shear, a change in wind speed or direction with altitude.

"A cyclone will not intensify if the vertical wind shear is very large. It will weaken," Rajeevan noted.

Tropical Cyclone Remal LIVE: Storm To Intensify In Next Few Hours; Visuals From Sundarbans

Cyclone Remal LIVE: IMD Issues Sea Condition Warming

In view of the Cyclone Remal set to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coastal districts on May 26 midnight, the IMD has issued sea condition warning.

- Central and North Bay of Bengal

"Rough to very rough sea condition is prevailing over central Bay of Bengal. It would become high over central Bay of Bengal on May 25 and May 26 and Hig to Very High over North Bay of Bengal from May 25 evening till May 27 morning," the IMD bulletin said.

- Along & Off Bangladesh And West Bengal Coasts

"Rough to very Rough Sea condition is likely along and off Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts from May 25 evening. It would become high to very high along and off Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts from May 26 morning onwards till May 27 morning," it added.

Cyclone Tracker LIVE: Remal Intensifies Into Severe Cyclonic Storm, Says IMD

The India Meteorological Department said that Cyclone Remal has intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and is set to make landfall between West Bengal and Bangladesh coasts by Sunday midnight.

Cyclone 'Remal' over the north Bay of Bengal intensified into a severe cyclonic storm and was centred approximately 290 km south-southeast of Khepupara and 270 km south-southeast of Sagar Island, according to an update issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) at 8 am on Sunday.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: As Storm Intensifies, Here's The Latest Path Of Remal

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: 4 Odisha Districts On Alert 

The Odisha government on Friday asked the authorities of four districts to take pre-emptive measures as a depression in the Bay of Bengal is likely to concentrate into a severe cyclonic storm Remal, officials said.

Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Satyabrata Sahu has alerted the collectors of Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Balasore and Mayurbhanj and asked them to take preparatory measures in view of the impending calamity. READ MORE

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: IMD Issues Warning To Fishermen

The IMD issued warning to fishermen and advised them not to venture into the central Bay of Bengal till May 26 and north Bay of Bengal till May 27. Those out at sea are advised to return to the coast.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Weather Deteriorated Since Saturday, Says Civil Defence Personnel

Civil Defence personnel, Sayed Ali Khan, told news agency ANI, "We are alerting people. The weather has deteriorated more than yesterday..."

Tropical Cyclone Remal LIVE: Union Minister Kiren Rijiju's Post On Severe Cyclonic Storm

Cyclone Remal Tracker LIVE: Severe Cyclonic Storm With Max Wind Speed 90 To 100 Kmph

Sharing the latest update on the track of severe cyclonic storm (SCS) Remal, the IMD said that it is over North Bay of Bengal about 260 km south-south west of Khepupara and 240 km south-south east of Sagar Islands. Max wind speed of 90-100 kmph over cyclone centre. SCS Remal is likely to move northwards, further intensifying before crossing Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by today midnight with max wind speed of 110-120 Kmph.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Weather Changing At Mandarmani, Digha Area In East Medinipur

Severe Cyclonic Storm Remal LIVE: Visuals From Sundarbans, South 24 Parganas

Tropical Cyclone LIVE Updates: Disaster Management Official Says 'Ready For Remal'

Block Disaster Management Officer, Pradip Kumar, in South 24 Parganas said, "We are ready for cyclone 'Remal'. We are also coordinating with the 14-gram Panchayat disaster management control room and we are ready for any situation. One team of NDRF one team has already deployed in the Gosaba area and many more school buildings and 10 flat centres are ready for rescue centre."

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Control Room Set Up In Sundarbans

A control room has been set up in Sundarbans, South 24 Parganas, to monitor the severe cyclonic storm 'Remal'.

SCS Remal is expected to make landfall today midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Enough Precautionary Measures Taken, Says Eastern Railways Official

Eastern Railway CPRO, Kaushik Mitra, said, "We have taken enough precautionary measures and we are in touch with meteorological authorities."

"We have installed camps of officers and staff at different places to take immediate action...Pumping stations are open...Standby vehicles are also ready....Hoardings have been removed as a precautionary measure...Few trains have been cancelled," he added.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: NDRF Team Deployed At New Digha Sea Beach

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Cyclone To Make Landfall By 11:30 PM

According to IMD's latest bulletin, cyclone Remal is very likely to continue to move nearly northwards, intensify further and cross Bangladesh adn adjoining West Bengal coasts between Sagar Island and Khepupara, close to southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh) by 18:00 UTC (11:30 PM IST) of May 26 as a severe cyclonic storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 110-120 kmph gusting to 135 kmph.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Rain Already Started, Will Get Heavier, Says Odisha Special Relief Commissioner

Odisha Special Relief Commissioner, Satyabrata Sahu said, "From the last 4-5 days we are monitoring the summer cyclone Remal of the Bay of Bengal. The information that we have from IMD is that it will make landfall by today's midnight. Rain has already started since morning in the coastal districts of Odisha and it will get heavier."

"About 20,000 fisher boats have come to the shore... There is no reason to get terrorised in Odisha, the rains will be there but we will try to minimise the damage. Collectors are saying that they are fully prepared for it," he added.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Visuals From Netaji Subash Chandra Bose International Airport

Cyclone Remal LIVE: IMD Scientist Gives Update On Severe Cyclonic Storm

IMD scientist Dr Somenath Dutta said, "It is likely to intensify into a severe cyclonic storm and cross between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts around May 26 midnight with maximum sustained wind speed 110 to 120 kilometre per hour, gusting to 135 kilometres per hour."

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: NDRF Teams Prep In Barrackpore Ahead Of Storm

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Want Vulnerable Populations To Shift To Shelters, Says NDRF Commander

NDRF Eastern region Commander Gurminder Singh said, "Possibilities are there that the cyclone Remal will make landfall today, at midnight. As per IMD predictions, at the time of landfall, the sustainable wind speed will be 120-130 km/h... 14 NDRF teams have been deployed to South Bengal as of now."

"We can expect moderate, heavy and even severe rainfall. It will not be as severe as super cyclone Amphan. We want vulnerable populations to shift to cyclonic shelters. No fishermen are there in the sea," he added.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: All Kolkata Flights Cancelled Till May 27

In wake of Cyclone Remal's impact, operations at the Kolkata airport have been suspended.

All flight operations to and from Kolkata (CCU) have been cancelled from 12:00 hours May 26 to 09:00 May 27, airport authorities said.

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Severe Cyclonic Storm To Make Landfall Today; Visuals

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Rainfall Lashes Kolkata Ahead Of Storm's Landfall

Cyclone Remal LIVE: No Visitors On Beach, Fishing Boats Anchored; Forces Prep For Landfall | See Pics

See how disaster response forces have been preparing ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Remal between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts. In Pics Here

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: What Is Latest On Severe Cyclonic Storm?

IMD scientist Somenath Dutta said, "In the last 6 hours, the cyclone 'Remal' is moving towards the North Bay with the speed of 13 km/hr... It is in the southwest of Khepupara, Bangladesh... Currently, the windspeed is 95-105 km/hr... It will move in the north direction."

"At midnight, it will cross the region between Sagar Island and Khepupara... The maximum windspeed will be 110-120 km/hr, gusting to 135 km/hr," he added.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Cyclonic Storm Moving With Speed Of 13 Km/Hr Towards North Bay

IMD scientist Somenath Dutta on Cyclone Remal said, "In the last 6 hours, the cyclone 'Remal' is moving towards the North Bay with the speed of 13 km/hr... It is in the southwest of Khepupara, Bangladesh... Currently, the windspeed is 95-105 km/hr... It will move in the north direction. At midnight, it will cross the region between Sagar Island and Khepupara... The maximum windspeed will be 110-120 km/hr, gusting to 135 km/hr..."

Cyclone Remal Live News: Storm Expected To Make Landfall At 11pm Near Khepupara, Sagar Island

Cyclone Remal is expected to bring maximum sustained wind speeds of 110-120 km/h with gusts up to 135 km/h as it is expected to make landfall around 11 PM on Sunday near Khepupara and Sagar Island.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Bangladesh MeT Office Raises Danger Signal To 'Level 10'

The Bangladesh weather office has raised its storm danger signal to the highest level of 10 for two ports and nine coastal districts, issuing warnings via loudspeakers, reports said.

Cyclone Remal Live: Bangladesh Launches Massive Evacuation

Bangladesh on Sunday launched an massive evacuation campaign in vulnerable areas as it prepares for severe cyclonic storm ‘Remal’ forecast to make landfall by evening or midnight. The storm is likely to make a landfall with a potential high tidal surge and heavy rainfall in the country’s coastal districts of Satkhira and Cox’s Bazar.

Cyclone Remal News Live: NDRF Deploys 12 Teams Across West Bengal Coast

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Sunday deployed 12 teams for rescue and relief operations across the West Bengal coast in view of the cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal.

Cyclone Remal Live: Heavy Rainfall Predicted For Northeastern States

As the severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal is likely to hit West Bengal on Sunday night, the MeT office has predicted rainfall for next two days for northeastern states including Assam and Meghalaya where heavy rainfall is expected. The MeT has said the other states including Manipur, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Tripura, are likely to experience heavy to very heavy rain.

Cyclone Remal Updates Live: MeT Cautions Fishermen From Venturing Into Northern Bay Of Bengal Till May 27 Morning

The MeT on Sunday issued a warning advising fishermen against venturing into the sea in the northern Bay of Bengal until the morning of May 27.

Cyclone Remal Updates Live: Train Services Suspended In Sealdah Division

The Indian Railways on Sunday in view of the severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal suspended train services in the Sealdah South section and Barasat-Hasnabad section of the Sealdah division from 11 pm of Sunday to 6 am of Monday.

Cyclone Remal Live: NDRF Team At Bengal's Hasnabad | Watch

As the severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal is likely to West Bengal coast on Sunday night, "as a precautionary measure, a team from the 2nd battalion of the NDRF have been deployed in Hasnabad and we are fully prepared," said an NDRF official.

Cyclone Remal News Live: Police Teams Deployed Across 10 Police Divisions Of City

The police teams were deployed on Sunday across ten police divisions of the city as the severe cuclonic storm-Cyclone Remal is likely to hit West Bengal at 11pm tonight, the authorities said.

Cyclone Remal Live: 9 Disaster Relief Teams Put On Standby At Strategic Locations

The authorities on Sunday placed nine disaster relief teams on standby at strategic location including at Haldia and Fraserganj in West Bengal, while teams have also been placed at Paradip and Gopalpur in Odisha.

Cyclone Remal: Cyclonic Storm To Make Landfall Today, Visuals From Bengal's Babughat | Watch

Here are the visuals from Babughat as ferry services have been suspended till May 27 in the wake of cyclone Remal, which as per IMD is to make landfall on Sunday, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts.

Cyclone Remal Live: NDRF's Awareness Drive In Uttar Danga | Watch

Ahead of the landfall of Cyclone Remal on Sunday at midnight, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel were seen making announcements for people in Uttar Danga, as a part of their awareness drive.

Cyclone Remal Updates Live: Tripura Declares Red Alert In 4 Districts

In view of the severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal, the Tripura government on Sunday declared a red alert in four districts including South, Dhalai, Khowai, and West. Cyclone Remal is expected to make landfall in West Bengal by midnight.

Cyclone Remal Live News: Bengal Guv Says 'Keeping Vigil On Situation'

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose on Sunday said he is keeping a watch on the situation in view of the approaching severe cyclonic storm-Cyclone Remal.

"Governor Bose is keeping a watch on the situation and is in touch with experts and authorities in the state and the Centre for a coordinated effort to endure the cyclone," the West Bengal Raj Bhavan posted on X.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Bangladesh Launches Massive Evacuation As Cyclone Remal Approaches From Bay Of Bengal

Bangladesh on Sunday launched an intensified evacuation campaign in vulnerable areas as it prepares for severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' forecast to make landfall by evening or midnight with a potential high tidal surge and heavy rainfall in the country's coastal districts of Satkhira and Cox's Bazar.

"A large-scale evacuation has already started. All vulnerable people are presumed to be moved to safer places at the shortest possible time," Director General of the Department of Disaster Management Mizanur Rahman was quoted as saying by the BSS.

A total of 78,000 volunteers from the Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) have been kept ready to deal with cyclone 'Remal' in the coastal district," he said.

Around 4,000 cyclone shelter centres have been readied in the coastal districts, equipped with adequate dry food supplies. Some 8,600 Red Crescent volunteers and others joined a campaign asking people at risk to move to safety alongside the government officials while the district administration mobilised transports to carry them to the cyclone shelters, the minister said.

-PTI

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Tripura Govt Issues Closure Of Educational Institutions Till Tuesday

The Tripura government on Sunday issued a closure of all educational institutions and Anganwadi centres for Monday and Tuesday following the warning issued by National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) based on the red alert of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) for cyclonic storm Remal.

Remal is expected to make landfall at around 11 PM on Sunday at Kendrapara of Odisha and Sagar Island of West Bengal resulting in heavy rainfall and thunderstorms accompanied by gusty wind across Tripura, South Assam, and Mizoram for the next two days, disaster management officials said.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: List Of Areas Likely To Be Affected

The places that will be affected by the Cyclone Remal, as predicted by the IMD include:

Districts of West Bengal

Tripura

Assam

Nagaland

Manipur

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Kolkata Airport Wears Deserted Look As Cyclone 'Remal' Forces Flight Suspensions

The terminal building of Kolkata airport wore a deserted look following the suspension of flight operations shortly after noon on Sunday due to the looming threat of severe cyclone 'Remal'.

Such a sight was unprecedented, as the airport, typically teeming with activity like any other international hub, now stood deserted, save for security personnel, Airports Authority of India staff, and a handful of airline employees.

Saturday saw the airport authorities making the decision to halt flight operations for 21 hours starting from Sunday noon.

Passenger trolleys sat in neat rows, untouched, as there were no travelers in sight. Security remained vigilant, maintaining their usual watchful stance across the premises.

-PTI

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: PM Modi Chairs A Meeting To Review Response And Preparedness

PM Narendra Modi chairs a meeting to review response and preparedness for Cyclone Remal

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: NDRF Officials Ask Locals To Vacate In East Medinipur, West Bengal

NDRF officials asked locals in East Medinipur to vacate low-lying areas in view of Cyclone Remal.

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How Cyclone 'Remal' Got Its Name

The cyclone was named by Oman, following the standard convention of naming tropical cyclones in the region. In Arabic, Remal means "sand".

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Over 1 Lakh People Evacuated From Coastal And Vulnerable Areas In West Bengal

Severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' has intensified and is expected to make landfall between the coasts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal around Sunday midnight, prompting the evacuation of over 1 lakh people from vulnerable areas of the state to safety. Bengal's coastal areas have been put on high alert as the cyclone, accompanied by high-velocity winds, has already triggered rain in several parts of the state.

According to an India Meteorological Department (IMD) bulletin, the 'Remal' was centred 160 km south-southeast of Sagar Island at 6pm.

The cyclone, which has a maximum sustained wind speed of 100-110 kmph, gusting to 120 kmph, is likely to hit land between Sagar Islands in West Bengal and Khepupara near Mongla port in Bangladesh by Sunday midnight, officials said.

By 3 pm, the West Bengal government had evacuated around 1.10 lakh people from coastal and vulnerable areas and shifted them to cyclone shelters, schools, and colleges.

Cyclone Remal Live Updates: Eastern Railway Opens Helpline Numbers At Howrah And Sealdah

Eastern Railway has opened helpline numbers at Howrah and Sealdah as Remal is expected to build into an intense cyclonic storm on Sunday.

Helpline Numbers issued at Sealdah: 033-23508794 (DOT) & 033- 23833326 (Auto Phone)

Helpline Number issued at Howrah: 033-26413660 (DOT).

Cyclone Remal Landfall Time: Landfall To Begin In Next 3 Hours

The cyclonic storm is expected to make landfall by midnight on Sunday along the adjoining coasts of West Bengal and Bangladesh, with wind speeds of 110-120 km per hour, gusting up to 135 kmph. 

The Met Office has warned of extremely heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of West Bengal on May 26-27.

Cyclone Remal Update: 14 Teams Of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Deployed In West Bengal

A total of 14 teams of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are deployed in West Bengal to assist in rescue and relief operations considering the landfall of cyclonic storm Remal: NDRF

Cyclone Remal is to make landfall today, at midnight between Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts, as per IMD.

Cyclone Remal Update: Severe Cyclone Makes Landfall On Bangladesh Coast, Says Govt Weather Office

A severe cyclone smashed into the low-lying coast of Bangladesh on Sunday, government weather experts said, with nearly a million people, including in neighbouring India, fleeing inland, away from howling gales.

"The severe Cyclone Remal has started crossing the Bangladesh coast," Bangladesh Meteorological Department director Azizur Rahman told AFP. "We have so far recorded maximum wind speeds of 90 kilometres (56 miles) per hour, but the wind speed may pick up more pace."

LIVE Cyclone Remal: The Landfall Process Will Commence In Next 2-3 Hours

On cyclone 'Remal', IMD scientist Somenath Dutta said, "The severe cyclonic storm Remal over the north Bay of Bengal moved nearly northward with a speed of 16 kilometres per hour during the past 6 hours and it lay centred at 17 30 hours IST today."

"The landfall process will commence in the next 2-3 hours and the current intensity near the centre in terms of maximum sustained wind is 110 to 120 gusting to 135 kilometers per hour."

Cyclone Remal LIVE Updates: Landfall Process Begins Over Coastal Areas In West Bengal And Bangladesh

-Landfall process has commenced over coastal areas of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal. It will continue for the next 4 hours: IMD

-Cyclone Remal over the North Bay of Bengal is to move northwards about 130 km southeast of Sagar Islands (WB), 140 km southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 140 km southeast of Canning (WB), 160 km southwest of Mongla of Bangladesh and cross Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal coasts by midnight today with a max wind speed of 110-120 kmph: IMD

Cyclone Remal LIVE: NDMA India Shares Tips On How To Cyclone-Proof Your Home

National Disaster Management Authority India shares tips on how to cyclone-proof your home. Be smart, be prepared!

Remal Latest News: West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose Held Emergency Review Meeting

West Bengal governor Dr CV Ananda Bose said, "Bengal is prepared to face this crisis with confidence and courage. This is not the first time that Bengal is facing a similar crisis. We will certainly brave this storm confidently, effectively, and proactively. A task force has been set up."

Cyclone Remal Update: Landfall Process To Commence In Next Few Hours

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Sunday evening that the cyclonic storm "Remal" is currently over the North Bay of Bengal, moving northwards at a speed of 16 kmph and is expected to make landfall in the next few hours.

"The Severe Cyclonic Storm "Remal" (pronounced as "Re-Mal") over the North Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards, with a speed of 16 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 1730 hrs IST of today, the 26th May, 2024, over the same region near latitude 21.15°N and longitude 89.2°E about 125 km east-southeast of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 140 km southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 135 km south-southeast of Canning (West Bengal) and 155 km south-southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh)," IMD said in a statement.

LIVE Cyclone Remal Update: People Being Evacuated To Safer Areas, Says Amit Shah

Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said the disaster response agencies are working on a war footing and people are being evacuated to safer areas in view of cyclonic storm Remal which initiated its landfall process between the coasts of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal.

Shah also said that the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has made adequate deployment to help people affected by the cyclone.

"In the wake of the landfall of Cyclone Remal, spoke to concerned officials. Adequate deployment of NDRF has been made in all the areas where the cyclone may have an impact. People are being evacuated to safer areas, and the disaster response agencies are working on a war footing to ensure that lives and properties are protected," Shah wrote on 'X'.

Preparations For Cyclone Remal | In Pics

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LIVE Cyclone Remal: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee Tweets

Cyclone Remal Update: Over 1 Lakh People In Bengal's Coastal Areas Shifted To Shelters

As a precautionary measure against impending severe cyclone 'Remal', the West Bengal government has evacuated over 1.10 lakh people from coastal regions, including the Sundarbans and Sagar Island, to secure shelters, a senior official said on Sunday.

To bolster these efforts, 16 battalions each from the state disaster management and NDRF have been deployed in the coastal areas, the official added.

"Evacuation efforts have concentrated on relocating 1.10 lakh people from coastal regions to safe shelters, with a significant number hailing from South 24 Parganas district, notably Sagar Island, Sunderbans, and Kakdwip," the official informed PTI.

Cyclone Remal Update: The Landfall Process Has Commenced | Video

The landfall process has commenced over coastal areas of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal.

(Visuals from Last Delta of Sundarban)

Remal Cyclone Position Live: Remal Hits West Bengal Coast, 110 km From Sagar Islands

Cyclone Remal is currently located over the North Bay of Bengal, approximately 110 km east of Sagar Islands in West Bengal. It is expected to move northwards and make landfall in the next 3 hours, crossing the coasts of Bangladesh and West Bengal between Sagar Island and Khepupara, near Mongla in Bangladesh.

-India Meteorological Department

Cyclone Remal LIVE: PM Narendra Modi Tweets

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Tweets On X

Himanta Biswa wrote: "Cyclone Remal can bring inclement weather in parts of Assam. We are taking several precautionary measures. NDRF & SDRF teams are on standby, control rooms are operational and we are deploying a whole of government approach to keep our citizens safe. Stay safe and please cooperate with your local administration."

He also shared measures that Assam government is taking ahead of 'incessant' rainfall due to Cyclone Remal’s landfall.

Cyclone Remal News Live Updates: Heavy Rain And Gusty Winds Lash Kolkata | Visuals

LIVE Cyclone Remal: Rainfall Lashes West Bengal As Cyclone Remal Makes Landfall | Video 

(Visuals from West Bengal's Digha)

LIVE Cyclone Remal: Cyclone Hits Bangladesh Coast

Severe cyclonic storm 'Remal' made landfall in Bangladesh on Sunday night as authorities evacuated over 800,000 people from vulnerable areas of the country's low-lying southwestern coastlines to shelters.

"The cyclone has made landfall and started crossing the West Bengal coast in India through the south-west side of Mongla and Khepupara coast of Bangladesh around 8:30 pm (local time)," a met office spokesman told reporters.

He said the storm approached from Bangladesh's southwestern coastlines and West Bengal's Sagar Island and was proceeding towards the northern direction and was “likely to cross the coastlines in the next five to seven hours".

(With PTI inputs)

Remal Cyclone Live: Position Of Cyclone Remal

- Location: Approximately 80 km south-southwest of Canning, West Bengal.

- Status: Crossing Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts, moving northwards, and weakening gradually.

- Update: The eye of the cyclone is making landfall, with the landfall process continuing over coastal areas of Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts for the next 2 hours.

(Source: IMD)

Remal Cyclone LIVE: Severe Cyclone Leaves Widespread Devastation In Coastal West Bengal

'Remal' flattened fragile dwellings, uprooted trees and knocked down electric poles. One person was injured after being hit by debris in the Gosaba area of the Sundarbans.

News footage showed gigantic tidal waves crashing into a seawall in coastal resort town of Digha.

The vast coastline was blurred by thick sheets of rain as the cyclone made landfall, with surging waters sweeping fishing boats inland and inundating mud-and-thatch houses and farmlands in low-lying areas.

Reports from North and South 24 Parganas and East Midnapore districts stated roofs of thatched houses were blown away, electric poles twisted and trees uprooted in several areas.

- PTI

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Journey Of Remal On Land

The Severe Cyclonic Storm 'Remal' over the North Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards, with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours, crossed the Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal Coasts between Sagar Islands and Khepupara close to southwest of Mongla near Latitude 21.75°N and Longitude 89.2°E between 22:30 hrs IST of 26th May to 00:30 hrs IST of May 27, 2024 as a Severe Cyclonic Storm with wind speed of 110 to 120 Kmph gusting to 135 Kmph.

It lay centered at 01:30 hrs IST of today, the May 27, 2024 over Coastal Bangladesh and adjoining Coastal West Bengal, near latitude 21.9°N and longitude 89,2°E about 115 km east of Sagar Islands (West Bengal), 105 km west-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh), 70 km southeast of Canning (West Bengal) and SO km south-southwest of Mongla (Bangladesh).

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Severe Cyclone To Weaken Into Cyclonic Storm

According to IMD, the storm will continue to move nearly northwards for some more time and then north-northeastwards and weaken gradually into a Cyclonic Storm by morning of May 27, 2024.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Damages Observed In Kolkata

In Kolkata's Bibir Bagan area, one person was injured when a wall collapsed due to a heavy downpour.

Streets and homes in low-lying areas adjoining Kolkata were inundated.

According to Times Now, DC of South Kolkata Priyabrata Roy, reportedly said, "We are getting the information that in some places, trees have been uprooted, in those areas, Kolkata Municipality team, Kolkata Police Disaster Management team, reached and work is underway. The uprooted trees will be cut."

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Watch Visuals From Sundarbans In Aftermath Of Storm

The cyclone Remal left behind heavy rains and gusty winds on its northward journey on land. The Sundarbans in South 24 Parganas district also witnessed a windy and wet weather on the morning of May 27.

Cyclone Remal: Kolkata Sees Rainfall In Aftermath Of Cyclonic Storm

Rain continued in Kolkata with winds in the aftermath of Cyclone Remal on May 27, 2024.

Cyclone Remal: Gusty Winds Causes Trees To Uproot In Alipore Area Of Kolkata

Heavy rain and gusty winds lashed several parts of West Bengal last night as Cyclone 'Remal' made landfall.

Visuals from Alipore in Kolkata show uprooted trees and branches lying around on the street on Monday morning.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: How Did Indian Coast Guards Monitor Cyclone

The Indian Coast Guard is closely monitoring the landfall of cyclone Remal with a disaster response team, ships and hovercraft on standby at short notice to respond to post-impact challenges.

Cyclone Remal Update Live: Kolkata Airport Flight Status

The Kolkata airport suspended flight operations for 21 hours from Sunday noon, affecting 394 flights in both international and domestic sectors.

The flights will resume from 9 am on May 27.

Cyclone Remal Live News: Roads Inundated, Trees Uprooted In Kolkata

Roads are inundated in Shakespeare Sarani and Camac ST of Kolkata. The Kolkata Police along with Kolkata Municipal Corporation are clearing the uprooted trees from streets for commuters on Monday morning.

Cyclone Remal: Train Services Resumes At 9 AM

The cyclone has led to significant disruptions in air, rail and road transportation in Kolkata and other parts of southern Bengal, they said.

Several suburban trains were cancelled in the Sealdah South section of Eastern Railway (ER), owing to the cyclone.

Train services in the section resumed at 9 am, an ER official said.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Several Flights Delayed Due To Bad Weather

As per flight tracking portal flightradar24.com, several flights to and from Kolkata airport, which was scheduled to reopen at 9 am on Monday, were running late.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: Bengal Guv Oversees Taskforce Cleaning Areas With Uprooted Trees

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose was seen with Raj Bhavan task force on the field visit on Monday morning.

Bose spoke to ANI, "Raj Bhavan task force has just returned from the field visit. we are all greatly relieved that no reported casualty is there. Remal cyclone is weakening and the people of Bengal have been able to brave it with fortitude and courage. We are watching in case there is any need for any help. Raj Bhavan task force is ready... I thank the entire people of West Bengal for the solidarity which they have expressed."

Cyclone Remal LIVE: 1 Dead In Kolkata After Wall Collapses On Him

Accoridng to ETV Bharat report, a man aged around 50 years died after a portion of his house collapsed and fell on him.

The man has been identified as SK Sajid who was a resident of Bibi Bagan in Kolkata. Sajid was taken to the hospital after the incident but was declared dead by doctors.

Cyclone Remal LIVE: 2 People Died In Bangladesh After Landfall

Kamrul Hasan, secretary of Bangladesh's disaster management ministry, told AFP that two people have died since Cyclone Remal made landfall on Sunday night.

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