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Super Cyclone Over the Coast of Bay of Bengal Rumor Dismissed by IMD

On Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department called the reports of a Super Cyclone hitting the Bay of Bengal coast around October 18 "rumors" and insisted that no advisory had been issued in that regard.

Shruti Kandwal
The reports, however, do not mention a chance of any Super Cyclone near the Indian coasts.
The reports, however, do not mention a chance of any Super Cyclone near the Indian coasts.

After a Canadian meteorological and climate Ph.D. student at Saskatchewan University predicted that a superstorm would hit the Indian shore of the Bay of Bengal, rumors about it began to circulate. Even the Super Cyclone was given a name: Sitrang.

According to top weather scientist Umashankar Dash, "The IMD suggested the formation of cyclonic circulation in the Bay of Bengal between October 14 and October 20, although all cyclonic circulations do not take the shape of a cyclone."

"The India Meteorological Department has not issued a forecast or even a mere clue regarding the cyclone. Please don't believe the rumor, "Bhubaneshwar, the regional center of the IMD, tweeted.

"In order to offer reliable weather-related information, we are working 24 hours a day. So please don't believe rumors "it read.

According to the weather department, a cyclonic circulation is expected to emerge over the Andaman Sea on October 18 and travel toward the western Bay of Bengal before developing into a depression by October 20. The reports, however, do not mention a chance of any Super Cyclone near the Indian coasts.

Poor air quality is expected to continue for the upcoming days in Delhi

According to the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology's Air Quality Early Warning System, the capital will have moderate to bad air quality during the next few days.

After a few days of clean air in Delhi, the pattern of inconsistent showers is causing the quality of the capital's air to deteriorate.

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