New Delhi: Tremendous cyclone Amphan continues to be an especially extreme cyclonic storm over northwest Bay of Bengal on Wednesday morning with a wind velocity of about 160 to 170kmph gusting to 180kmph. It lay solely 120km east-southeast of Paradip; 200km south of Digha; 360km southwest of Khepupara in Bangladesh in accordance with India Meteorological Division’s 9am bulletin.
Amphan will transfer north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatiya Islands near Sunderbans round Sagar Island right this moment afternoon with a wind velocity of 155 to 165kmph to 185kmph.
“There isn’t any change in standing. It continues to be an especially extreme cyclonic storm and really intense in nature. We’re monitoring its trajectory in the direction of landfall intently,” mentioned Sunita Devi, scientist accountable for cyclones at IMD.
Winds over coastal Odisha will probably be 100 to 110 gusting to 125kmph alongside and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak until afternoon on Wednesday and over Balasore until night.
Storm surge throughout landfall ids anticipated to be four to six meters above astronomical tide in components of West Bengal. The storm surge is predicted to inundate low mendacity areas of south and North 24 Parganas and components of East Medinipur district throughout landfall. Wind velocity in Kolkata, Hooghly and Howrah is more likely to vary between 110kmph to 120kmph gusting to 130kmph which can trigger intensive injury in city areas additionally.