India, May 25 -- Northeast India is currently reeling under dry conditions, which could flip to floods in a matter of days

Cyclone Remal is likely to form on the evening of May 25, a little delayed than earlier predicted by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). It is likely to make landfall along the Bangladesh and West Bengal coasts by the midnight of May 26, according to IMD.

The current forecast track from IMD would take the cyclonic system towards Meghalaya and Assam, putting the Northeastern states at imminent risk of fierce winds, extreme rainfall and floods.

The storm system lay as a deep depression (wind speed between 50-60 km/hr) over east central Bay of Bengal around 4 pm on May 25. IMD forecasts it to move northwards an...