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Tropical Cyclone Remal Brings Wind and Rain to West Bengal and Bangladesh

Tropical Cyclone Remal brought wind and rain to West Bengal and Bangladesh on Sunday. At 5:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday the center of Tropical Cyclone Remal was located at latitude 22.0°N and longitude 88.5°E which put it about 65 miles (105 km) south of Kolkata, India. Remal was moving toward the north at 9 m.p.h. (15 km/h). The maximum sustained wind speed was 65 m.p.h. (105 km/h) and there were wind gusts to 80 m.p.h. (130 km/h). The minimum surface pressure was 978 mb.

The center of Tropical Cyclone Remal made landfall on the coast of West Bengal south of Kolkata on Sunday. The circulation around Remal was large at the time of landfall. Winds to tropical storm force extended out 165 miles (265 km) from the center of Remal’s circulation. A weather station at Mongla, Bangladesh reported a sustained wind speed of 47 m.p.h. (76 km/h).

Tropical Cyclone Remal was moving along with the leading edge of a surge of humid air moving north in the monsoonal flow over the Bay of Bengal. The monsoonal flow will steer Remal toward the northeast during the next 24 hours. On its anticipated track Tropical Cyclone Remal will move inland across Bangladesh.

Tropical Cyclone Remal will weaken gradually as it moves farther inland. Remal will continue to bring strong winds and locally heavy rain to Bangladesh and adjacent parts West Bengal. Heavy rain is likely to cause floods in some locations. Remal could also cause a storm surge of up to 7 feet (2 meters) along the coast of Bangladesh. Weather conditions should start to improve gradually on Monday when Tropical Cyclone Remal moves farther inland and weakens.