India, May 25 -- Cyclonic system may overlap with high tide to maximise damage if landfall happens late evening on May 26

The Sundarbans, spread over 20,000 square kilometres on either side of the India-Bangladesh border, are likely to be highly affected because of tropical cyclone Remal. The cyclone is set to make landfall late May 26 evening around Khepupara in Bangladesh's Barisal division, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD) sources.

Khepupara is adjacent to the Bangladeshi section of the Sundarbans. It is around 100 km away from the Indian border.

The deep depression over the Bay of Bengal will turn into cyclonic storm Remal on May 25 evening. It is likely to cause significant damage to the Indian part of the Sundar...