India, May 24 -- Cyclone could make landfall between Digha and Khulna on Bengal & Bangladesh coasts respectively between May 26 & May 27; Kolkata on orange alert

The cyclone scare of May-end is back in West Bengal.

Close to the 15th anniversary of cyclone Aila, fourth of cyclone Amphan and third anniversary of cyclone Yaas, a 'very severe cyclone' is likely to hit the coastal areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh between May 26 evening and May 27 morning, sources in the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told Down To Earth (DTE) .

Officially, IMD predicted on May 23 that a 'severe cyclone' would be generated by the evening of May 26. But a senior IMD official from Delhi confirmed the possibility of a very severe cyclone, with a speed ...