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‘FANI’ To Intensify Into 'Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm' In Next 48 Hours

29 April 2019

Mohammed Ishtiyaque

Bhubaneswar: The Cyclonic Storm FANI (pronounced as FONI) over Southeast Bay of Bengal and neighbourhood moved north-northeastwards with a speed of about 16 kmph in last six hours, intensified into a Severe Cyclonic Storm.

The system, at 5:30 pm on Monday was located 620 kms east-northeast of Trincomalee, 770 kms east-southeast of Chennai and 900 kms south-southeast of Machilipatnam, a bulletin released by the IMD at 9 pm on Monday stated.

"It is very likely to intensify into a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm during the next 24 hours and into an Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm during subsequent 24 hours. It is very likely to move northwestwards till May 1 evening and thereafter recurve north-northeastwards towards Odisha coast," the latest IMD bulletin added.

Forecast track and intensity are given in the following table: