Cyclone: The Cyclone Amphan can be dangerous in the next few hours, danger hovering in these states

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Cyclone: The Cyclone Amphan can be dangerous in the next few hours
Regional Meteorological Department Director GK Das said that the low-pressure area could turn into a severe cyclone by Sunday evening.


Hurricane Amphan in the Bay of Bengal can pose a threat to many states. According to the Meteorological Department, a western disturbance is active in the country at this time. Due to this, the weather in the hill areas of the country like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, as well as Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, and Western Uttar Pradesh may be bad. According to the Indian Meteorological Department, cyclonic storms in the southeastern Bay of Bengal and neighboring areas can take a dangerous form in the next 12 hours. A cyclonic storm is expected to increase rapidly in the next 12 hours at a distance of about 1000 km in the southeast Bay of Bengal. The coastal region of Odisha and surrounding areas have been warned of thunderstorms.

The Cyclone:


17 teams of NDRF are stationed in Odisha and West Bengal

The cyclone is expected to hit the coast of Odisha and West Bengal. In such a situation, the NDRF has deployed 17 teams in Odisha and West Bengal in view of the growing threat of Amphan’. NDRF Director General SN Pradhan said in a video message that the National Disaster Response Force ‘is closely monitoring the situation from the headquarters and we are in touch with the state governments, India Meteorological Department, and all agencies concerned’. “Amphan is turning into a severe cyclonic storm in the Bay of Bengal and it could become a very severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours,” he said.

Thailand named hurricane Amphan

The process of naming the storms in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal began 15 years ago in 2004. A list was made for this. Eight countries have been included in this list. Eight countries have to give eight names in order. When the country whose number appears, the name of the storm is given after the name given in the list of that country. These include Bangladesh, India, Maldives, Myanmar, Oman, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Each country has given eight names. In this way, a total of 64 names have been decided. This time it was Thailand’s turn to name the cyclone. Thailand has named it Amphan.

The wind speed will go at a speed of 200 kilometers per hour:

Estimate how deadly the Amphon storm could be in the coming days. It is being told that by May 19, its speed can be 200 kilometers per hour. Due to this, Odisha, Bengal will also get heavy rain for two days. It will cross both states by 20 May. Considering the speed and capacity of the cyclonic storm, the state government today requested the central government to temporarily suspend all labor special trains passing through the route of Amphan.

Do not visit the beaches of Odisha and Bengal:

Due to the storm, sea conditions in the south, and the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea are going to get very bad, the government has warned fishermen not to venture into the Odisha seas or beaches from May 18 onwards. Fishermen of West Bengal have also been warned not to venture into the Bay of Bengal or the coastal areas of West Bengal-Odisha between 18 and 21 May.

The cyclonic storm may show its effect in these districts of Odisha:

The storm could hit coastal areas of West Bengal and Odisha in the next 48 hours. As a result, there will be heavy rains and thunderstorms in these states. In the coastal districts of Odisha, the administration has been directed to prepare for the prevention of potential storms, including the construction of shelter homes for the people. The districts where a cyclonic storm can show its effect include Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, and Balasore, etc. The Meteorological Department has advised fishermen not to venture into the sea at present.

10 NDRF teams deployed in Odisha:

Odisha: 10 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) been deployed in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur & Mayurbhanj districts of the state. 7 teams are at 3rd NDRF BN Mundali in Cuttack. #AmphanCyclone pic.twitter.com/9kKZbmwGvg

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020


10 teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Puri, Jagatsinghpur, Jajpur, and Mayurbhanj districts of Odisha. 7 teams are in Cuttack, 3 NDRF BN Mundali.

Cyclone to make landfall on May 20:

Cyclone #Amphan is likely to make landfall in between Sagar Islands (West Bengal) & Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) during the afternoon/evening of May 20 as a very severe cyclonic storm: HR Biswas, Director of IMD Bhubaneswar pic.twitter.com/LZGQHGorgc

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020


Director of India Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar, HR Vishwas told that between the afternoon of May 20, Amfan could land between Cyclone Island in West Bengal and Hatia Island in Bangladesh. There the cyclone will take a terrible form. Due to the cyclone, there will be heavy rains and strong thunderstorms in Odisha.

The severe cyclonic storm could occur in the next few hours:

A Home Ministry official was quoted by the news agency PTI as saying that a cyclonic storm is likely to intensify during the next six hours and it could turn into a very severe cyclonic storm for 12 hours. It is likely to move almost northward by Monday and then shift north-east again to the Bay of North-West Bengal.

Amphan may turn into a severe cyclonic storm on 18 May:

According to the Indian Meteorological Department, there was a pressure zone in the southeast Bay of Bengal, which is slowly turning into a cyclone. From May 17, the cyclone will move west of the Bay of Bengal towards the coast of West Bengal and North Odisha. Which can turn into a severe cyclonic storm on Monday 18 May?

Government alert:

The National Disaster Management Force (NDRF), the armed forces, and the Indian Coast Guard have been alerted and state government officials have been asked to coordinate. The meeting was attended by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Defense as well as senior officials of the Indian Meteorological Department and NDRF. Chief secretaries of state governments and other senior officials attended the meeting through video conference.

There is a cyclone 1140 km off Digha coast:

Cyclone #Amphan over Southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood moved north-northwestwards with a speed of 6 kmph during past 6 hours, intensified slightly & lay centred over the same region at 5:30 AM today, about 990 km south of Paradip & 1140 km south-southwest of Digha: IMD https://t.co/LzV05q3OQ6

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020


The Meteorological Department has issued a fresh bulletin of the storm at 5.30 am on Sunday. Accordingly, this storm is currently southeast of the Bay of Bengal and is moving northwest. The wind speed is currently 6 kilometers per hour. If we calculate its distance from the coast, it is 990 km from Paradip in Odisha. While its distance from Digha in West Bengal is 1140 kilometers in the south-west.

Meteorological Department issued the alert:

According to the Meteorological Department, during this period, strong winds will run at a speed of 70 kmph and there will be rain. The Meteorological Department has issued an orange alert about this. According to the Meteorological Department, western disturbances are still active in North India. Its effects remain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand as well as in hilly areas like Punjab, Haryana, North Rajasthan, and Western Uttar Pradesh. The Meteorological Department has issued an Orange Alert.

Government warns fishermen:

The government has warned fishermen not to venture into the sea or beaches of Odisha from May 18 onwards. Because of the threat of the cyclonic storm, the Odisha government has issued an alert in 12 coastal districts. Fishermen of West Bengal have also been warned not to venture into the Bay of Bengal or the coastal areas of West Bengal-Odisha between 18 and 21 May. All fishermen already at sea have been asked to return by 17 May.

The cyclone Amphon can affect eight states of the country. Due to which heavy rains and thunderstorms may occur in these states. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands, in particular, may receive heavy rains due to the storm.

The storm can turn into a severe cyclone by this evening:

The cyclone was 1,220 km south-southwest of Digha in West Bengal on Saturday morning. The Met Office said here that due to the impact of this storm, heavy to very heavy rainfall is expected in the coastal districts of the state from May 19. Regional Meteorological Department Director GK Das said that the low-pressure area could turn into a severe cyclone by Sunday evening and move north-northwest by May 17. He said that there is a possibility of moving north-north-east and then towards the West Bengal coast from May 18 to 20. The storm can cause havoc in the coastal areas of West Bengal, Odisha. Andra Pradesh. This can be seen in coastal areas like Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Balasore, and Bhadrak in Odisha.

Navy in alert mode due to cyclonic storm:

A cyclonic storm is expected to intensify in the next 12 hours at a distance of about 1000 km in the Bay of Bengal amid the Corona crisis. It can also take the form of a severe cyclonic storm in the next 24 hours. Meanwhile, the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) has also been alerted. Indian Navy ships are in the alert mode in Visakhapatnam. They are deployed for all kinds of help to the medical service and people.

These ships have additional divers, doctors, and relief supplies ready. This includes adequate food items, a tent, clothes, medicines, blankets, etc. Also, rescue teams along with Gemini boats and medical teams are also set to step up rescue and relief efforts in Odisha and West Bengal.

The weather in the coastal districts of Bengal can be extremely bad:

According to the Meteorological Department, this cyclone is gradually becoming powerful. It is projected to go north and northwest into the Bay of Bengal and then north and north-east. As a result, the weather in coastal districts of Bengal can be very bad from Monday to Wednesday.

Cyclonic storm #Amphan over Southeast Bay of Bengal & neighbourhood is very likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours & into a very severe cyclonic storm by tomorrow morning: India Meteorological Department

— ANI (@ANI) May 17, 2020


Very heavy rains are expected on Tuesday and Wednesday. These mainly include Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North, and South 24 Parganas and East and West Medinipur. The winds are expected to run at a speed of 90 km per hour. At the same time, the speed of air inside the sea can be up to 190 km per hour.

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