Extremely severe Cyclonic storm Amphan likely to intensify into ‘Super Cyclone’ in next 12 hrs

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its latest bulletin informed that the Extremely Severe Cyclonic Storm ‘Amphan’ over central parts of South Bay of Bengal and adjoining central Bay of Bengal moved nearly northwards with a speed of 13 kmph during past 06 hours and lay centred at 5.30 am today over west-central and adjoining central parts of South Bay of Bengal near latitude 13.2°N and longitude 86.3°E, about 790 km nearly south of Paradip (Odisha), 940 km south-southwest of Digha (West Bengal) and 1060 km south-southwest of Khepupara (Bangladesh).

The extremely severe cyclonic storm Amphan is very likely to intensify further into a Super Cyclonic Storm during next 12 hours, forcased the IMD.

The weatherman further said that 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) during the Afternoon / Evening of 20th May 2020 as a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed of 155-165 kmph gusting to 185 kmph.

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