National bulletin No.13 based on 0830 hours IST of 24th October: Cyclonic Storm “SITRANG” (pronounced as “Si-Trang”) over Northwest and adjoining central & Bay of Bengal (Cyclone Warning for West Bengal coast: Orange Message)
The cyclonic storm “SITRANG” pronounced as “Si-Trang” over eastcentral & adjoining areas of westcentral & Northwest Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 21 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centered at 0830 hours IST of today.
The 24th October over northwest and adjoining central Bay of Bengal near latitude 18.3N and longitude 88.9E, about 380 km south of Sagar Island and 520 km south-southwest of Barisal (Bangladesh).
It is very likely to continue to move north-northeastwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. Continuing to move north-northeastwards thereafter, it is very likely to cross Bangladesh coast between Tinkona Island and Sandwip close to Barisal around 25th October early morning.