New Delhi, 25th October 2022: Today (October 25), Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura may experience widespread moderate to heavy rainfall due to Cyclone Sitrang, which made landfall over Bangladesh late last night.

Sitrang rapidly weakened into a deep depression after passing between Tinkona and Sanwdip in southern Bangladesh. It further weakened into a depression at 5.30 am today.

According to the cyclone bulletin issued today at 8.30 am by the IMD, “The system was 150 kilometres northeast of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, 90 kilometres north of Agartala, Tripura, and 100 kilometres south of Shillong, Meghalaya. In the following six hours, it will weaken into a clearly defined low pressure system.”

According to IMD officials, “South Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura will witness wind gusts up to 60 km/h with speeds between 40 and 50 km/h.”

After the system dissipates, there won’t be any serious weather warnings, and much of east and northeast India will have clear skies again starting on Wednesday.