New Delhi: Cyclone Sitrang in Bangladesh has transformed into a low pressure over the north eastern states. The Central Meteorological Center has stated that the cyclonic storm has become a low pressure over north eastern Bangladesh, the north eastern parts of Agartala and the southwestern parts of Shillong. Currently, Sitrang has weakened to 90 km northeast of Agartala and 100 km south-west of Shillong, the meteorological center added.
As a result of the impact of the cyclone, there is a possibility of very heavy rains in the north eastern states. Red alert has been declared in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. Heavy rain with thunder and lightning is likely in Tripura.
Rain is continuing in many parts of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Bengal. According to the Meteorological Department, this rain is likely to continue for two days. It is estimated that there is a possibility for the damage of crops in these states. Relief camps have been opened in many places.