Cyclone Amphan: Heavy To Very Heavy Rains In North Odisha Over Next 24 Hours

20 May 2020


Bhubaneswar: As a result of cyclone Amphan widespread rain/thundershower with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is very likely to occur over north Odisha during next 24 hours and over West Bengal and Sikkim and northeastern states during next 2 days.

According to the latest bulletin released by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Amphan is very likely to move north-northeastwards across northwest Bay of Bengal and cross West Bengal-Bangladesh coasts between Digha (West Bengal) and Hatiya Islands (Bangladesh) close to Sundarbans during Afternoon to Evening hours today

The system will have a maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting 185 kmph. Landfall process will commence from today afternoon. After landfall, the system is likely to move north-northeastwards close to Kolkata. Isolated extremely heavy falls is also very likely over Gangetic West Bengal on Wednesday, the IMD added.

"Due to likely northwesterly winds at lower levels & dry weather over most parts of northwest, central and West India, these are very likely to rise gradually by 2 to 4 °C over plains of Northwest, Central & West India during next 3 to 4 days; and rise gradually by 2 to 3 °C over south Peninsular India from tomorrow onwards," the IMD stated.

"As a result, heatwave very likely to occur over Gujarat during 20th-21st; over West Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha during 21st-24th May; over Rajasthan, East Madhya Pradesh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh & Yanam, Telangana and Rayalseema during 22nd-24th May and over Uttar Pradesh during 23rd-24th May 2020," the bulletin further read.