LIVE: Be careful! The first storm of the season 'Remal' is coming, it will hit West Bengal at night, IMD told everything

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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New Delhi: Heat is at its peak in many cities of North India. People are in a bad condition in many states including Delhi. Meanwhile, another storm is about to come. This storm has been named Remal. The Meteorological Department says that it will hit near West Bengal tonight. At that time its speed will be 120 to 135 kilometers per hour. Its effect can be seen from West Bengal to Bihar. In view of its effect in Kolkata, flights on Aerorouch will also be banned for 21 hours from this afternoon. Let us tell you what effect this storm will have on the weather of other states of the country. What kind of danger can it cause?

What are the preparations for Remal?

The Indian Coast Guard has geared up to deal with the cyclonic storm. Nine disaster relief teams have been deployed to minimize the possible loss of life and property at sea. The NDRF has deployed 12 teams and five additional teams have been kept on standby. Along with ships and aircraft, rescue and relief teams of the Army and Navy are also ready. According to the Meteorological Department, this cyclonic storm will cause heavy rains in the coastal districts of West Bengal and North Odisha on 26 and 27 May.
How dangerous will Ramal be, will it affect flights too
The Meteorological Department office has warned of extremely heavy rainfall in coastal districts of West Bengal and North Odisha on May 26-27. Storm waves up to 1.5 meters are expected in low-lying areas of coastal West Bengal and Bangladesh when the storm hits the coast. In view of the possible impact of cyclonic storm Ramal, Kolkata airport officials have predicted storm waves up to 1.5 meters for 21 hours from Sunday afternoon. It has been decided to suspend flight operations. An official gave this information. The precautionary step has been taken after a meeting of stakeholders of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport on Saturday.

NSCBI Airport Director C Pattabhi said in a statement, “In view of the impact of cyclone Ramal in the coastal areas of West Bengal including Kolkata and the possibility of strong winds and heavy to very heavy rains in Kolkata, a meeting was held with the stakeholders. Due to this, it has been decided to suspend flight operations from 12 noon on May 26 to 9 am on May 27.

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