A deep depression that developed over the Bay of Bengal, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), is expected to deepen into a cyclonic storm by Monday evening. After it forms, the cyclone will be known as “Hamoon.”
On Sunday night, the weather system moved northeast before landing in the west-central Bay of Bengal.
“Over the next 12 hours, it is anticipated to build into a cyclonic storm. It is extremely likely to travel in a north-northeasterly direction and cross Bangladesh’s coast as a deep depression between Khepupara and Chittagong during October 25’s twilight, according to the IMD’s morning bulletin.
The government of Odisha has instructed all district collectors to be ready for any situation, and it has ordered the administration to evacuate residents of low-lying areas in the case of a major downpour.
Fishermen have been warned not to venture into the deep oceans by the department responsible for developing fisheries and animal resources. Over the next two days, rain is predicted to fall throughout the state’s coastal areas.
According to the IMD, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Assam, Meghalaya, and the coastal regions of West Bengal will likely get light to moderate rainfall.
The Met department, on the other hand, predicted that Cyclone “Tej,” which grew into an exceptionally severe cyclonic storm on Sunday, will likely diminish into a very severe cyclonic storm.
In the early hours of October 24, the cyclone is forecast to pass between Al Ghaidah in Yemen and Salalah in Oman as a very strong cyclonic storm, according to the weather service.
Cyclone Hamoon’s effects
The coastal districts of West Bengal and Bangladesh may expect Cyclone Hamoon to bring significant rainfall and high gusts. Along the shore, storm surges are also likely to result from it.
To lessen the effects of the cyclone, the Odisha government is taking precautions. The district collectors have been instructed to be ready for everything and to evacuate residents of low-lying regions in the event of a severe downpour.
Deep water fishing is not recommended for fishermen. Over the next two days, rain is predicted to fall throughout the state’s coastal areas.
Tips for residents of affected areas
It is urged that residents of the affected areas stay inside during the cyclone and refrain from leaving their homes. Additionally, they should avoid low-lying and coastal places.
If you reside near the coast, you should be equipped to leave your house quickly if necessary. Watch the weather forecast and heed the guidance of local authorities.
If you must go outside, make sure to dress in sturdy shoes and weather-resistant clothing. Be mindful of the possibility of falling trees and electricity wires as well.
After the hurricane has passed, watch out for fallen power lines and debris. Keep your distance from flooded regions and never touch any downed electrical wires.