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Cyclone Sitrang helped boost winds across northwest India and assisted in the dispersal of air pollution caused by Diwali celebrations as well as other sources including crop stubble fires on Monday when it crossed the coast of Bangladesh.

"Northwest India is experiencing colder and stronger winds. That is one of the reasons why we did not experience peaceful weather after Diwali this year, the man stated. "However, winter is approaching. Thus, these circumstances will gradually alter, and we may expect calm, chilly days in the future.

In the early hours of Tuesday, Cyclone Sitrang, which had cyclonic storm-force winds of up to 100 kmph with a maximum sustained wind speed of 80 to 90 kmph, collapsed into a deep depression. Over Bangladesh and neighbouring Meghalaya, it further weakened into a depression and a distinct low-pressure system. On Tuesday, significant rainfall was observed in Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh.