Cyclone Amphan To Weaken Into Depression In Next 6 Hours: IMD

21 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: The cyclonic storm Amphan is very likely to weaken into a Deep Depression during the next three hours and into a Depression during the subsequent six hours. Assam, Meghalaya and few areas of neighbouring Bangladesh are expected to receive rainfall.

The prediction was published in the morning bulleting of the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The bulletin said that the Super Cyclonic Storm Amphan moved north-northeastwards with a speed of 27 kmph during past six hours, further weakened into a Cyclonic Storm and lay centred at 0530 hrs IST of today about 270 km north-northeast of Kolkata (West Bengal), 150 km south of Dhubri (Assam) and 110 km south-southeast of Rangpur (Bangladesh).

Accordingly, western districts of Assam and Meghalaya are very likely to receive light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places, today. Squally wind, speed reaching 30 to 40 kmph gusting to 50 kmph very likely over Meghalaya and West Assam during next 12 hours.