Cyclone Amphan’s landfall likely to start from 4 PM

Bhubaneswar: Landfall process of Super Cyclonic Storm AMPHAN over Bay of Bengal  is likely to commence from 4 PM today, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted.

It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross West Bengal–Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during late afternoon to evening hours with maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph, the IMD said.

After landfall, the system is likely to move north-northeastwards close to Kolkata, it said.

Gale wind speed reaching 155 to 165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph very likely along & off east Medinipur and north & south 24 Parganas districts and 110-120 kmph gusting to 130 kmph over Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah and West Medinipur Districts of West Bengal during the time of landfall ( May 20th afternoon to night), the IMD added.

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