20 May 2020
Bhubaneswar: The landfall process of Cyclone Amphan commenced at around 2.30 PM on Wednesday and will continue for about 4 hours, informed the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
As per the latest update by the IMD, the Super Cyclone Amphan centred at 2.30 PM today as an extremely severe cyclonic storm over northwest Bay of Bengal about 190 km east-northeast of Paradip, 65 km east-southeast of Digha, 35 km south of Sagar Island and 225 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).
Landfall process commenced and forward sector of the wall cloud region entering into land in West Bengal and landfall process will continue for about 4 hours, it added.
The IMD predicted that the system is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross West-Bengal-Bangladesh coast between Digha and Hatiya close to Sundarbans during the late afternoon to evening hours of today (1600 hours IST onwards) with a wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.
It further predicted wind speed of 100 TO 110 gusting to 125 kmph along and off the Coastal Odisha districts of Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Bhadrak till afternoon and over Balasore till evening.