Cyclone Amphan: Heavy rain, gusty wind wreak havoc in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With the extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan inching close,  heavy to very heavy rain along with gusty wind has wreaked havoc in different parts of the state today.

Districts like Bhadrak, Kendrapara , Balasore in the state are bearing the brunt of the cyclonic storm. 

As per the latest bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) heavy to very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over north coastal districts of the state Odisha  during the last 24 hours. Besides, gale wind with speed reaching 100-110 kmph gusting to 125 kmph prevailed along and  off north coastal Odisha districts and 55-65 kmph gusting to 75 kmph prevailed along and off south coastal Odisha.

Paradip recorded the highest wind speed of 106 kmph by 7.15 AM today. However, the wind speed gradually decreased.

As per the latest bulletin issued by regional MeT centre Bhubaneswar at 9.30 AM, wind speed of 89 kmph was recorded in Paradip with maximum rainfall of 223.8 mm. The wind speed was 70 kmph with 71.3 mm rainfall in Balasore, 70 kmph with 75.2 mm rainfall in Chandbali, 46 kmph with 58.0 mm rainfall in Bhubaneswar and 37 kmph with 98.2 mm rainfall in Puri.

As per the weathermen, the cyclonic storm will make a landfall between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Island (Bangladesh) closed to Sundarban by this evening.


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