Cyclone Amphan has knocked into the country. Cyclone Amphan is now rapidly moving towards the coast of Bengal and Odisha. The current speed of the cyclone is 160 km / h. Currently, it is about 1000 km from Digha. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) estimates that the speed of this storm can exceed 200 kilometers per hour. This can be quite frightening and destructive. It can wreak havoc in coastal states like West Bengal and Odisha as well as many plains states. Cyclone ‘Amphan’ turned into a super cyclone on Monday evening.
It is being told that in the afternoon or evening of May 20, this cyclonic storm will cross Digha (West Bengal) -Hatiya Island (Bangladesh). During this time the wind speed will be around 155-165 km per hour. According to the Meteorological Department, the ‘Amphan’ storm will pass through the coastal areas of West Bengal and Bangladesh around May 20. There is a possibility of heavy damage due to the intensity of the storm.
We expect widespread rains in coastal Odisha tomorrow. On May 20, there could be heavy to very heavy rainfall in northern districts of Odisha, with wind speed reaching up to 110 kmph in certain parts of Bhadrak, Kendrapara & Jagatsinghpur: Odisha Spl Relief Commissioner PK Jena https://t.co/wlQ8n5nDUh
— ANI (@ANI) May 18, 2020
PM Narendra Modi himself is keeping an eye on the whole situation:
This is the reason why beach dwellers in coastal states are being removed. Preparations have been going on for the last several days. NDRF teams have been deployed in coastal states like West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. Apart from the Chief Ministers of the respective states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also monitoring the entire situation. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs is also very active and states are being provided all possible assistance for the preparation.
NDRF issues warning for coastal areas of Odisha:
The NDRF has warned of storms in the coastal areas and adjoining areas of Odisha and West Bengal. This warning has been given in the last six hours in the Bay of Bengal as the low-pressure area rapidly turns into a cyclonic storm. The government has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea or beaches from 18 May.
Its effect will be seen in these states:
The Meteorological Department has already issued an Orange Alert in Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur because of cyclonic storm Amphan. Here it may rain due to the storm. According to the Meteorological Department, the change in weather can also be seen in the Delhi-NCR region due to storm surge in the Bay of Bengal. Cyclonic storm ‘Amphan’ is currently in the Bay of Bengal at 12.5 degrees north latitude and 86.4 degrees east longitude. The weather may also change in Bihar and Jharkhand. Here too there is a possibility of rain due to the effect of cyclone amphan.