Cyclone Remal 2024

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal intensified into Cyclonic Storm “Remal” and is expected to strengthen further before making landfall near the West Bengal of India and Bangladesh coasts around midnight on 26 May 2024. The storm is anticipated to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds, with speeds ranging from 92 to 117 km/h, accompanied by a tidal surge. The projected landfall in Bangladesh is expected to significantly impact six districts and thirteen upazilas (sub-districts), including Khepupara in Patuakhali as the projected landfall location, with wind speeds during high impact time reaching 100-110 km/h and a surge height of 3.0-5.0 feet above normal astronomical tide. The anticipated impact is significant, with approximately 1.9 million people living in kutcha and jhupri houses in the districts of Barguna, Patuakhali, Pirojpur, Bagerhat, Khulna, and Satkhira are estimated to face displacement due to the cyclone Remal.

BDRCS along with Cyclone Preparedness Program (CPP) of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), BMD, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and IFRC’s in country memberships, Anticipatory Action Working Group (AAWG) members has been closely monitoring the forecast and analyze the situation regularly.

Situation Report 1

Cyclone Remal SitRep 1

Situtation Report 2

Cyclone Remal Situation Report 2

Operational Update 1

Cylcone Remal Operational Update Report 1

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