IMD: Super cyclone Amphan to hit coastal areas from afternoon

Credit: Mid-Day- Published on May 20, 2020
Heavy rains lashed Digha in West Bengal and Paradip Coast in Odisha on Wednesday morning as Super cyclone Amphan was expected to hit the coastal areas of both the Indian states and also of neighbouring country Bangladesh in afternoon. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the Super cyclone Amphan was about 120 km...

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Published on May 20, 2020 -  01:39
Cyclone Amphan likely to maintain intensity till May 21 morning: IMD Kolkata
Deputy Director of India Meteorological Department in Kolkata, Sanjib Bandyopadhyay on May 20 said cyclone Amphan, which will hit coastal parts of West Bengal in the evening hours and then venture towards Bangaldesh, is likely to retain its intensity till the morning of May 21. "Cyclone Amphan lies 177 kms south southeast of Digha. After landfall, it is likely to move north northeast close to Kolkata. At the time of crossing coast, wind speed to be around 155-165 kmph. It is likely to retain intensity as cyclone till May 21 morning," Bandyopadhyay told media in Kolkata.

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