- With winds gusting up to a whopping 255 kmph, Cyclone Amphan intensified into a Super Cyclonic Storm on Monday.
- Cyclone Amphan is the strongest tropical cyclone over Bay of Bengal since the 1999 Odisha cyclone.
- A storm surge of about 4-5 m above the normal tidal height is forecast across the West Bengal and Bangladesh coast.
Affected cities of Odisa and West Bengal[20th May 2020 01.40PM] Amphan Cyclone will hit the coastal of West Bengal by 2.30 PM today. [20th May 2020 11.00AM] On Wednesday and Thursday, extremely heavy rain falls are forecast across coastal West Bengal in districts like East Medinipur and West Medinipur, South 24 Parganas and North 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata.
[20th May 2020 11.05AM]High alert districts of Odisha are Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Myurbhanj
[20th May 2020 08.30AM]Gale winds with speeds ranging from 155 – 165km/hr is expected along east and west Mednipore, south and north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli, Bhadrak, Balasore, Jajpur, Kendrapara from forenoon onwards.
[20th May 2020 07.30AM] North coastal districts of Odisha will experience heavy rainfall whereas very heavy to extremely heavy rains will lash west Mednipore, south and north 24 Parganas, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata districts of West Bengal.
Gajapati, Ganjam, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Jajpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Myurbhanj these are the cities of Odisa and now we moving towards the cities of west bengal i.e east Medinipur, Sour 24 Paraganas, North 24 Paraganas, West Medinipur, Howrah, Hoogli and Kolkata.
Source: weather.com/en-GB/ and accuweather.com
Intensity of Amphan Cyclone
Predicted timeline of Amphan Cyclone
|Tuesday, 19 May 2020 5:30 PM||100 knots||17.4, 87.0||Confirmed|
|Wednesday, 20 May 2020 5:30 AM||85 knots||19.5, 87.6||Predicted|
|Wednesday, 20 May 2020 5:30 PM||70 knots||21.9, 88.3||dissipating|
|Thursday, 21 May 2020 5:30 AM||45 knots||24.1, 88.9||dissipating|
|Thursday, 21 May 2020 5:30 PM||30 knots||25.5, 89.4||dissipated|
Predicted Path map of Cyclone Amphan
Quick Facts about Cyclone Amphan
|Status||Super Cyclonic Storm|
|Origin||Bay of Bengal|
|Position||15.6° N, 86.8° E|
|Affected states||Odisha and West Bengal|
|Date of Origin||13th May 2020|
|Wind Gusts||268 km/h|
|Predicted hit to India||20th May 2020|
|Movement||NNE 17 km/h|