Super cyclone Amphan hits West Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) across Sunderbans between 3.30 pm and 5.30 pm as an extremely severe cyclonic storm. According to officials, it recorded a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph during landfall. The track of Amphan is similar to that of cyclone Bulbul, but this is more intense cyclone than Bulbul.
According to Meteorological Centre has informed that the landfall process commenced since 2.30 PM. It will continue for about 4 hours. The forward sector of the wall cloud region is entering into land in West Bengal.
Here are the details –
At 10:30 AM: Wind speed of 94 kmph was recorded in Paradip, 80 in Chandbali, 73 in Balasore, and 35 in Bhubaneswar.
8:30 AM: Wind Forecast for coastal Odisha is 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph along and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, and Bhadrak districts till afternoon and over Balasore district till eveningWind Forecast for coastal Odisha is 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph along and off Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, and Bhadrak districts till afternoon and over Balasore district till evening.
Amphan Cyclone is about 125 km South-Southeast of Paradip, 240 km South of Digha & 395 km South-West of Khepupara.
Paradip records wind speed of 110 kmph and have the potential to rise up to 145 kmph.
Paradip has recorded the highest rainfall of 180.1 mm and wind speed of 96 kmph under the impact of super cyclonic storm Amphan.
Wind speed in Kendrapara reported between 90 to 120 kmph. Cyclone Amphan causes uprooting of trees and poles.
Strong winds, rain lash Paradip as Super Cyclone Amphan brushes Odisha coast as an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm while inching towards West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts where it will make landfall later today.
Last year i.e 2019, on 3rd May Cyclone Fani, affected Odisha and this year it is Amphan.
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