Sitrang weakens into depression over north-east of Agartala

The remnant of the cyclonic storm Sitrang has further weakened into a depression over north-east of Agartala and south-southwest of Shillong, informed India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday.

“Deep Depression over Bangladesh (Remnant of Cyclonic Storm “SITRANG”) further weakened into a Depression and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of over northeast Bangladesh and neighbourhood about 90 km north-northeast of Agartala, and 100 km south-southwest of Shillong,” tweeted the IMD.

Earlier today, under the influence of Cyclone Sitrang, a red alert indicating heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rainfall was issued for Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, and Tripura on Monday.

Widespread rainfall accompanied by thunderstorms, lightning, and heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy rain at isolated places is likely to occur over Tripura on Monday and Tuesday, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday.