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‘Amphan’ likely to cross WB, Bangladesh coasts tomorrow

Updated: May 19, 2020 3:44 pm

The Super Cyclonic Storm ‘AMPHAN’  over Westcentral Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 15 kilometres during past six hours. It lies centred over Westcentral Bay of Bengal about 480 kilometres nearly south of Paradip in Odisha.

India Meteorological Department said, it is very likely to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts near Digha tomorrow with maximum sustained wind speed of 155 to 165 kilometres per hour gusting to 185 kilometres per hour.

Rainfall has commenced over coastal Odisha since early hours today. The rainfall intensity is likely to increase gradually and become maximum from tonight till tomorrow afternoon. Coastal districts of Gangetic West Bengal are likely to experience light to moderate rainfall at many places commencing from today.

The Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan is very likely to weaken to Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next six hours and make landfall as Very Severe Cyclonic Storm after further weakening. The Super Cyclone is currently located about 480 kilometres nearly the South of Paradip in Odisha. In view of Amphan Odisha Government is taking every possible step for effective management of the situation arising out of the possible cyclone.

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