India, May 26 -- Both coasts could be innundated by storm surges a metre high in West Bengal and upto 4 metres high in Bangladesh

Screengrab of showing Cyclone Remal

The landfall process of severe cyclone Remal started along the coast of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal around 9:30 pm Indian Standard Time on May 26. It will take four hours to get completed.

The rapid speed of the cyclone over the Bay of Bengal may have skewed the progress of the monsoon winds, bringing the Bay of Bengal branch of the monsoon trough much further ahead than the Arabian Sea branch.

"Forward sector of wall cloud region is entering into land. The landfall process has commenced over coastal areas of Bangladesh and adjoining West Bengal. It will ...