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Cyclone Fani 180 Kms Away From Puri, Landfall At 8:30 AM

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03 May 2019


Bhubaneswar: Indian Meteorological Department's bulletin released at 2:30 am on Friday revealed that Fani was centered at about 180 kilometres South-Southwest of Puri and 200 kilometres East-Norttheast of Vishakhapatnam.

The cyclone is expected to make a landfall at 8:30 am on Friday and the process of landfall shall continue upto 12:30 pm, IMD sources said.

The current wind speed of extremely severe cyclone at its position has been estimated at 200-210 kmph gusting upto 225 kmph. The rainfall reported at Gopalur was 8 cms, Puri was 6 cms and Kalingapatnam was 5 cms at 11:30 pm on Thursday.

The cyclone is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Odisha Coast between Gopalpur and Chandbali, south of Puri during tomorrow the 3rd May forenoon with maximum sustained wind speed of 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph.

Landfall process is very likely to continue till noon/afternoon of tomorrow the 3rd May. The cyclone is being tracked by Doppler Weather Radars Vishakhapatnam & Gopalpur.

Storm surge Warning:

Storm surge of about 1.5 meter height above astronomical tide is very likely to inundate low lying areas of Ganjam, Khurda, Puri and Jagatsinghpur Districts of Odisha at the time of landfall.


Odisha: Moderate rainfall at most places and heavy to very heavy rainfall at a few places and extremely heavy falls at isolated places over coastal Odisha & adjoining districts of interior Odisha on May 3. Light to moderate rainfall at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places over Balasore, Mayurbhanj districts of north Odisha on May 4.

Wind Warning:

Gale wind speed reaching 60-70 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely to prevail along and off north Andhra Pradesh and Odisha Coasts during next six hours.

It is very likely to increase gradually and become 170-180 kmph gusting to 200 kmph along and off south Odisha and adjoining north Andhra Pradesh (Srikakulam District) coasts and 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph along and off remaining districts of coastal Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh (Visakhapatnam and Vijayanagaram Districts) by May 3 forenoon.

It is very likely to become 90-100 kmph gusting to 115 kmph along and off coastal districts of Odisha for subsequent 12 hours and decrease thereafter.

Sea condition:

The sea condition is phenomenal over westcentral Bay of Bengal, off north Andhra Pradesh Coasts till May 3, 2019 and over Northwest Bay of Bengal off Odisha and West Bengal till May 4.

Damage Expected and Action suggested for Ganjam, Gajapati, Khurda, Puri, Jagatsinghpur districts of Odisha.

  1. Extensive damage to all types of kutcha houses, some damage to old badly managed
  2. Pucca structures. Potential threat from flying objects.
  3. Extensive uprooting of communication and power poles.
  4. Disruption of rail/road link at several places.
  5. Extensive damage to standing crops, plantations, orchards.
  6. Blowing down of Palm and coconut trees.
  7. Uprooting of large bushy trees.
  8. Large boats and ships may get torn from their moorings.