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  • Super Cyclone AMPHAN likely to make landfall between Digha, West Bengal and Hatiya Islands and Bangladesh

    Published on May 20, 2020

    The Super Cyclonic Storm over Northwest Bay of Bengal moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 29 kilometres per hour during past six hours hours. Met department said it lay centred as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm over Northwest Bay of Bengal, about 140 km east-northheast of Paradip in Odisha and 125 km south-southeast of Digha in West Bengal.

    It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal – Bangladesh coasts between Digha and Hatiya Islands close to Sundarbans during this afternoon or evening with maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph. The landfall process will commence from 4 PM this evening. After landfall the system is likely to move north-northeastwards close to Kolkata.

    Heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over north coastal districts of Odisha and heavy rainfall over coastal West Bengal during past 24 hours. Gale wind, speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph, prevailed along and off north coastal Odisha districts.

    The West Bengal Government has geared up all its machineries to deal with the situation arising out of Super cyclonic Storm AMPHAN’s movement towards State. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has directed all seven coastal districts including Kolkata to be prepared to meet any exegencies. More than four lakh people living in low lying areas of coastal districts have been shifted to safer places . All contingency plans are in place to tackle the situation.

    In Odisha, As extremely severe Cyclone Amphan is currently located about 120 km east of the Paradip moving at a speed of 18-19 kmph in the north northeastern direction. Some parts of coastal Odisha are experiencing Strong winds and heavy rainfall. Odisha government is taking every possible step for effective management of the situation arising out of the impending cyclone.

    In Jharkhand, fall out of the super cyclone Amphan may be witnessed in several districts of the state. Administration of these districts have ed people to remain safe at home through local announcements, messages, videos and advisories in various social media platforms. The Ranchi wing of Indian meteorological department has been regularly issuing weather advisories to people ahead of the weather changes arising due to cyclonic storm Amphan.

    Several districts of Jharkhand including West Singhbhum, East Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsawan and Dhanbad have started witnessing the effects of super-cyclone Amphan. Continuous rainfall and strong winds are being felt since late night yesterday in Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum and West Singhbhum districts of Jharkhand, while weather changes including rainfall and sudden decrease in temperature can be severely felt in state capital Ranchi and Dhanbad district. District administration of sub-capital Dumka being close to West Bengal has issued advisories for people to remain in their homes and keep away from water bodies and Mayurakshi river close to the borders. Fishermen have been advised not to move out for fishing during the cyclonic activity. Local announcements in regional languages are being made by district authorities to people ahead of the cyclone and advise them to stay indoors.