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Cyclone ‘Sitrang’ likely to bring heavy rain, dampen Diwali cheer in Bengal

Indian Express | 24/10/2022 12:06 PM | Click to read full article

The southern districts of West Bengal, including Kolkata, woke up to light rain and an overcast sky on Monday as cyclone ‘Sitrang’ moved towards the north Bay of Bengal, raising the likelihood of a downpour during the day and threatening to dampen Diwali festivities.

Sitrang, which is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm, will bring in its wake heavy to very heavy rain and wind reaching speeds of 90 to 100 kmph, gusting to 110 kmph, in the coastal districts.

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