TNI Bureau: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that the severe cyclonic storm Hamoon (pronounced as Hamoon has intensified into very severe Cyclonic circulation.
The severe cyclonic storm Hamoon is now about 290 km east of Paradip (Odisha), 270 km southeast of Digha (West Bengal), 230 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
It is likely to weaken gradually while moving north-eastwards and cross Bangladesh coast between Khepupara and Chittagong around evening of October 25 as a cyclonic storm with wind speed of 65 to 75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph.
Meanwhile, the weather depart has predicted rainfall over Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and south Assam and Meghalaya.
Light to moderate rainfall at most places with isolated heavy rainfall over Mizoram and heavy to very rainfall over Tripura is likely on October 24, IMD said adding that isolated heavy rainfall is likely over the same region on October 25.
Rainfall intensity will decrease on October 26 with light to moderate rainfall at a few places over the region.
Light to moderate rainfall is likely at many places over south Assam and eastern Meghalaya on October 24 and 25 with isolated heavy rainfall over south Assam.