20 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: The extremely severe cyclone Amphan was centred over Northwest Bay of Bengal (at 11:30 am) at a distance of 140 kms east northeast from Paradip and 125 kms south southeast from Digha.
The cyclone at its centre has a wind speed of 160 to 170 kmph with gusts upto 190 kmph, the latest bulletin issued by the IMD stated.
The IMD has issued warning for an intense spell of rainfall at one or two places over Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Kendrapada between 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm.
The cyclone has moved north northeastwards with a speed of 29 kmph during past 6 hours. It is heading north northeastwards and shall cross West Bengal - Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatiya close to Sundarbans during afternoon to evening today.
The wind speed during landfall would be 155 to 165 kmph with gusts upto 185 kmph, the IMD added.
The districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapada and Bhadrak will experience wind speed of 100 to 110 kmph with gusts upto 125 kmph, off and along the coast. This phenomenon will continue till afternoon in these districts and till evening in Balasore.